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Julius Caesar: Act 3, Scene 3

Julius Caesar
Act 3, Scene 3

Rome. A street.

  1. Enter Cinna the poet, and after him the Plebeians.

Cinna, a Poet

2 - 5
  1. I dreamt tonight that I did feast with Caesar,
  2. And things unluckily charge my fantasy.
  3. I have no will to wander forth of doors,
  4. Yet something leads me forth.

First Plebeian

6
  1. What is your name?

Second Plebeian

7
  1. Whither are you going?

Third Plebeian

8
  1. Where do you dwell?

Fourth Plebeian

9
  1. Are you a married man or a bachelor?

Second Plebeian

10
  1. Answer every man directly.

First Plebeian

11
  1. Ay, and briefly.

Fourth Plebeian

12
  1. Ay, and wisely.

Third Plebeian

13
  1. Ay, and truly, you were best.

Cinna, a Poet

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  1. What is my name? Whither am I going? Where do I dwell? Am I
  2. a married man or a bachelor? Then to answer every man
  3. directly and briefly, wisely and truly: wisely, I say, I am
  4. a bachelor.

Second Plebeian

18 - 19
  1. That’s as much as to say, they are fools that marry. You’ll
  2. bear me a bang for that, I fear. Proceed directly.

Cinna, a Poet

20
  1. Directly, I am going to Caesar’s funeral.

First Plebeian

21
  1. As a friend or an enemy?

Cinna, a Poet

22
  1. As a friend.

Second Plebeian

23
  1. That matter is answer’d directly.

Fourth Plebeian

24
  1. For your dwellingbriefly.

Cinna, a Poet

25
  1. Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol.

Third Plebeian

26
  1. Your name, sir, truly.

Cinna, a Poet

27
  1. Truly, my name is Cinna.

First Plebeian

28
  1. Tear him to pieces, he’s a conspirator.

Cinna, a Poet

29
  1. I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet.

Fourth Plebeian

30
  1. Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses.

Cinna, a Poet

31
  1. I am not Cinna the conspirator.

Fourth Plebeian

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  1. It is no matter, his name’s Cinna. Pluck but his name out of
  2. his heart, and turn him going.

Third Plebeian

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  1. Tear him, tear him! Come, brands ho, fire-brands! To
  2. Brutus’, to Cassius’; burn all! Some to Decius’ house, and
  3. some to Casca’s; some to Ligarius’. Away, go!
  1. Exeunt all the Plebeians dragging off Cinna.
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