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Julius Caesar

Act IV, Scene 1

A house in Rome.
 
[ANTONY, OCTAVIUS, and LEPIDUS, seated at a table]
 
ANTONY
        ,     2      ,           ,             ,            ,
      These many | then shall | die; their | names are | pricked.
 
OCTAVIUS
      <-         ,         ,          ,         ,         ,   2
        Your || brother | too must | die; con|sent you | Lepidus?
 
LEPIDUS
         ,        ,
      I do | consent.
 
OCTAVIUS
                       ,           ,   ,
                     Prick him | down An/tony.
 
LEPIDUS
        ,        ,       ,   2     ,           ,
5     Upon | condi|tion Pu|blius shall | not live,
           ,         ,         ,          ,    ,
      Who is | your sis|ter's son,| Mark^An|tony.
 
ANTONY
           ,           ,      ,       2      ,        ,
      He shall | not live;| look, with a | spot I | damn him.
           ,          ,  ,        ,          ,
      But Le|pidus,/ go you | to Cae|sar's house;
        ,           ,   ,              ,      2    ,
      Fetch the | will hi/ther, and | we shall de|termine
       ,        ,                ,         ,     ,
10    How to | cut off | some charge | in leg|acies.
 
LEPIDUS
        ,        2      ,          ,
      What? Shall I | find you | here?
 
OCTAVIUS
           ,     ,   2       ,  2
      Or here,| or at the | Capitol.  (tri with prev)
 
[Exit LEPIDUS]
 
ANTONY
        ,            ,        ,    ,      ,
      This is | a slight | unmer|ita|ble man,
        ,            ,        ,         ,       ,
      Meet to | be sent | on er|rands: is | it fit,
       .    T     T    T        ,       ,            ,
15    The three-fold world | divi|ded, he | should stand
       ,    2        ,          ,
      One of the | three to | share it?
 
OCTAVIUS
                                           ,          ,
                                          So you | thought him;
            ,          ,            ,           ,          ,
      And took | his voice | who should | be pricked | to die,
                 ,    ,         ,         ,         o
      In our / black sen|tence and | proscrip|tion.
 
ANTONY
         ,   2   ,          ,           ,          ,
20    Octa|vius, I | have seen | more days | than you:
             ,         ,           ,       ,         ,
      And though | we lay | these hon|ors on | this man,
           ,          ,             ,    ,     2     ,
      To ease | ourselves | of di/vers slan|derous loads,
           ,           ,      ,    2       T    T     T
      He shall | but bear | them as the | ass bears gold,
           ,           ,      ,           ,
      To groan | and sweat | under | the bus|iness,
      <- ,        ,        ,             ,   ,          ,
25      Ei||ther led | or dr|iven, as / we point | the way;
           ,         ,            ,         ,          ,
      And ha|ving brought | our trea|sure where | we will,
             ,         ,          ,          ,         ,
      Then take | we down | his load,| and turn | him off
         ,            ,      ,         ,           ,
      (Like to | the emp|ty ass)| to shake | his ears,
            ,         ,
      And graze | in com|mons.
 
OCTAVIUS
                               ,         ,          ,
30                            You | may do | your will;
            ,        ,          ,    2   ,        o
      But he's | a tried,| and val|iant sol|dier.
 
ANTONY
       ,           ,        ,   2    ,          ,
      So is | my horse,| Octa|vius; and | for that
         ,       ,           ,         ,      ,
      I do | appoint | him store | of pro|vender:
       ,          ,         ,        ,          ,
      It is | a crea|ture that | I teach | to fight,
           ,         ,        ,        ,      ,
35    To wind,| to stop,| to run | direct|ly on:
           ,    2    ,       ,         ,         x
      His cor|poral mo|tion go|verned by | my spirit.
           ,          ,         ,    ,         ,
      And in | some taste,| is Le|pidus | but so;
           ,          ,            ,           ,         ,
      He must | be taught | and trained | and bid | go forth;
         ,         x       ,        ,           ,
      A bar|ren-spirit|ed fel|low; one | that feeds
          ,          ,        ,   ,        o
40    On ob|jects, arts,|and im|ita|tions.
        ,             ,           ,        ,       ,
      Which out | of use,| and staled | by o|ther men,
         ,         ,         ,         ,        ,
      Begin | his fa|shion: do | not talk | of him,
           ,      ,      ,        ,       ,    2  ->
      But as | a pro|perty:| and now | Octa||vius,
       ,        ,        ,     ,             ,
      Lis|ten great | things. Bru/tus and | Cassius
           ,   2      x      ,            T      T    T
45    Are le|vying powers;| we must | straight make head:
        ,          ,           ,       ,        ,
      Therefore | let our | alli|ance be | combined,
            ,      ___      __           ,         ,
      Our best | friends | made, | our means | stretched,
      <-        ,        ,       ,       ,         ,
        And || let us | present|ly go | sit in | council,
           ,       ,        ,         ,          ,
      How co|vert mat|ters may | be best | disclosed,
          ,      ,       ,       ,         o
50    And o|pen per|ils sur|est an|swered.
 
OCTAVIUS
       ,        ,           ,        ,         ,
      Let us | do so:| for we | are at | the stake,
            ,        ,          ,     ,    ,
      And bayed | about | with ma|ny en|emies;
            ,           ,           ,            ,         ,
      And some | that smile | have in | their hearts | I fear
       ,             ,
      Millions | of mis|chiefs.   \\
 
[Exeunt]

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