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Julius Caesar: Act V, Scene 4

Julius Caesar
Act V, Scene 4

The plains of Philippi. Another part of the battlefield.

  1. Alarum. Enter Brutus, Messala, young Cato, Lucilius, and
  2. Flavius.


  1. Yet, countrymen! O yet, hold up your heads!
  1. Exit.


2 - 6
  1. What bastard doth not? Who will go with me?
  2. I will proclaim my name about the field.
  3. I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!
  4. A foe to tyrants, and my country’s friend.
  5. I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!
  1. Enter Antony’s Soldiers and fight.


7 - 11
  1. And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I,
  2. Brutus, my country’s friend; know me for Brutus!
  3. Young Cato is slain.
  4. O young and noble Cato, art thou down?
  5. Why, now thou diest as bravely as Titinius,
  6. And mayst be honor’d, being Cato’s son.

First Soldier of Antony’s

  1. Yield, or thou diest.


13 - 15
  1.                       Only I yield to die;
  2. There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight:
  3. Kill Brutus, and be honor’d in his death.

First Soldier of Antony’s

  1. We must not. A noble prisoner!
  1. Enter Antony.

Second Soldier of Antony’s

  1. Room ho! Tell Antony, Brutus is ta’en.

First Soldier of Antony’s

18 - 19
  1. I’ll tell the news. Here comes the general.
  2. Brutus is ta’en, Brutus is ta’en, my lord!

Mark Antony

  1. Where is he?


21 - 26
  1. Safe, Antony, Brutus is safe enough.
  2. I dare assure thee that no enemy
  3. Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus;
  4. The gods defend him from so great a shame!
  5. When you do find him, or alive or dead,
  6. He will be found like Brutus, like himself.

Mark Antony

27 - 33
  1. This is not Brutus, friend, but, I assure you,
  2. A prize no less in worth. Keep this man safe,
  3. Give him all kindness; I had rather have
  4. Such men my friends than enemies. Go on,
  5. And see whe’er Brutus be alive or dead,
  6. And bring us word unto Octavius’ tent
  7. How every thing is chanc’d.
  1. Exeunt.
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