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Julius Caesar

Act V, Scene 3

Another part of the field.
 
[Alarums. Enter CASSIUS and TITINIUS]
 
CASSIUS
          ,       ,   2     ,         ,         ,
      O look | Titin|ius, look,| the vil|lains fly:
          ,      ,             ,            ,   ,
      Myself | have to | mine^own | turned en|emy:
            ,        ,         ,         ,         ,
      This en|sign here | of mine | was tur|ning back;
          ,         ,        ,            x       ,
      I slew | the cow|ard, and | did take it | from him.
 
TITINIUS
         ,         ,        ,          ,         ,      ->
5     O Cas|sius, Bru|tus gave | the word | too ear||ly;
       ,     ,               ,        ,      ,  2
      Who | having | some^advan|tage on | Octa|vius,
      <-  ,       2     ,     ,        ,          ,         ,
        Took || it too ea|gerly:| his sol|diers fell | to spoil,
              ,       ,    ,        ,         ,
      Whilst^we | by An|tony | are all | enclosed.
 
[Enter PINDARUS]
 
PINDARUS
       ,            ,         ,         ,        ,
      Fly fur|ther off | my lord:| fly fur|ther off,
            ,    ,       ,          ,          ,
10    Mark^An|tony | is in | your tents | my lord:
       ,              ,      ,         ,         ,
      Fly there|fore no|ble Cas|sius, fly | far^off.
 
CASSIUS
             ,        ,       ,       T    T   . T    3 3->
      This hill | is far | enough.| Look look Titin||ius;
            ,          ,           ,        ,           ,
      Are those | my tents | where I | perceive | the fire?
 
TITINIUS
            ,         ,
      They are,| my lord.
 
CASSIUS
                            ,   2    ,          ,         ->
15                       Titi|nius, if | thou lovst || me,
        ,         2     ,           ,          ,         ,
      Mount | thou my horse,| and hide | thy spurs | in him,
            ,           ,            ,       ,         ,
      Till he | have brought | thee up | to yon|der troops,
            ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
      And here | again;| that I | may rest | assured
       ,                ,            ,         ,   ,
      Whether | yond^troops | are friend | or en|emy.
 
TITINIUS
          ,         ,       ,    ,          2     ,
20    I will | be here | again,| even | with a thought.
 
[Exit]
 
CASSIUS
       ,      ,            ,      ,          ,
      Go Pin|darus,| get high|er on | that hill;
           ,         ,       ,         ,       ,    3 3->
      My sight | was e|ver thick;| regard | Titin||ius,
            ,         ,          ,     2   ,          ,
      And tell | me what | thou no|test about | the field.
 
[PINDARUS ascends the hill]
            ,        ,         ,       ,              ,
      This day | I brea|thed first:| time is | come^round,
            ,        ,       ,      ,              ,
25    And where | I did | begin,| there shall | I end;
           ,        ,         ,         ,      2       ,
      My life | is run | his com|pass. Sir|rah, what news?
 
PINDARUS [Above]
      ,        T
      O my | lord.
 
CASSIUS
                    T    T    oo
                  What news?|
 
PINDARUS [Above]
         ,   2   ,       ,       ,        ,
      Titin|ius is | enclo|sed round | about
             ,                 ,   ,        ,         ,
30    With horse|men, that / make to | him on | the spur;
       ,              ,    ,      2       ,        ,
      Yet he | spurs^on.| Now they are | almost | on him.
       ,      ,        ,           ,        ,            , ->
      Now Ti|tini|us. Now | some light:| O he || lights^too.
             ,          ,           ,          ,
      He's tane.| And hark,| they shout | for joy.
 
CASSIUS
             ,         ,         ,
      Come^down, | behold | no more:   (match with after)
         ,        ,       ,        ,         ,
35    O cow|ard that | I am,| to live | so long,
          ,         ,             ,        ,         ,
      To see | my best | friend^tane | before | my face.
 
[PINDARUS descends]
            ,       ,       o
      Come hi|ther sir|rah:    (match with prev)
          ,   2    ,        ,          ,     ,
      In Par|thia did | I take | thee pri|soner;
            ,        ,            ,       ,         ,
      And then | I swore | thee, sa|ving of | thy life,
             ,    ,     ,        ,          ,
40    That what|soe|ver I | did bid | thee do,
               ,          ,           ,           ,            ,
      Thou shouldst | attempt | it. Come | now, keep | thine^oath;
           ,       ,                     ,    ,    ,
      Now be | a free|man, and with // this good sword,
            ,             ,         ,          ,           ,     ->
      That ran | through Cae|sar's bow|els, search | this bo||som.
        ,        2    ,         ,           ,          ,
      Stand | not to an|swer: here,| take thou | the hilts;
            ,         ,        ,         ,        ,
45    And when | my face | is co|vered, as |'tis now,
        ,                ,
      Guide thou | the sword.
 
[PINDARUS stabs him]
                              ,             ,         ,
                             Caesar,| thou art | revenged,
      ,        ,          ,             ,          oo
      Even | with the | sword that | killed thee.|
 
[Dies]
 
PINDARUS
       ,           ,          ,          ,          ,
      So, I | am free;| yet would | not so | have been,
            ,          ,         ,       ,    ,
50    Durst^I | have done | my will.| O Cas|sius,
       ,                ,       ,   ,             ,
      Far from | this coun|try Pin|darus | shall run,
             ,      ,       ,            ,        ,
      Where ne|ver Ro|man shall | take note | of him.
 
[Exit. Re-enter TITINIUS with MESSALA]
 
MESSALA
       ,   2         ,        ,  2     ,      ,  2
      It is but | change, Ti|tinius;| for Oc|tavius
         ,       ,         ,      ,         x
      Is o|verthrown | by no|ble Bru|tus' power,
          ,         ,        ,        ,    ,
55    As Cas|sius' le|gions are | by An|tony.
 
TITINIUS
             ,                ,   ,        ,        o
      These ti|dings will / well com|fort Cas|sius.
 
MESSALA
        ,               ,
      Where did | you leave | him?
 
TITINIUS
                                   ,        ,      ,
                                  All | discon|solate,
        ,       ,            ,        ,          ,
      With Pin|darus | his bond|man, on | this hill.
 
MESSALA
          ,          ,          ,      ,           ,
60    Is not | that he | that lies | upon | the ground?
 
TITINIUS
           ,          ,         ,       ,        ,
      He lies | not like | the li|ving. O | my heart!
 
MESSALA
          ,          ,
      Is not | that he?
 
TITINIUS
                         ,          ,    2     ,
                        No, this | was he Mes|sala,
           ,        ,        ,       ,        ,
      But Cas|sius is | no more.| O set|ting sun,
          ,        ,      ,                ,        ,
65    As in | thy red | rays thou | dost sink | tonight,
       ,   2       T    T    T         ,        ,
      So in his | red blood Cas|sius' day | is set;
           ,         ,        ,         ,         ,
      The sun | of Rome | is set.| Our day | is gone;
         T      T    .   T         ,          ,           ,
      Clouds, dews, and dan|gers come;| our deeds | are done:
           ,         ,        ,           ,           ,
      Mistrust | of my | success | hath done | this deed.
 
MESSALA
           ,          ,         ,           ,           ,
70    Mistrust | of good | success | hath done | this deed.
          ,       ,       ,     ,         ,
      O hate|ful er|ror, mel|ancho|ly's child:
            ,           ,              ,      ,          ,
      Why dost | thou show | to the / apt thoughts | of men
             ,         2     ,       ,        ,          ,
      The things | that are not?| O er|ror, soon | conceived,
            ,       ,        ,      ,       ,
      Thou ne|ver comst | unto | a hap|py birth,
             ,          ,        ,       ,          ,
75    But killst | the mo|ther that | engen|dered thee.
 
TITINIUS
        ,       ,             ,        2    ,      o
      What Pin|darus?| Where art | thou Pindar|us?
 
MESSALA
        ,           ,   2      ,        ,        ,
      Seek him | Titin|ius, whilst | I go | to meet
           ,      ,         ,          ,        ,
      The no|ble Bru|tus, thrus|ting this | report
       ,           ,       ,          ,         ,
      Into | his ears;| I may | say thrus|ting it;
            ,         ,           ,        ,
80    For pier|cing steel | and darts | enven|omed
      <-  ,       ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
        Shall || be as | welcome | to the | ears of | Brutus
          ,              ,    ,
      As ti|dings of / this sight.
 
TITINIUS
                                   ,     2     ,
                                  Hie you Mes|sala,
          ,          ,       2    ,    2      ,     oo
      And I | will seek | for Pinda|rus the while.|
 
[Exit MESSALA]
            ,            ,          ,      T    T   T
85    Why didst | thou send | me forth | brave Cassius?
       ,            ,           ,           ,          ,
      Did I | not meet | thy friends?| And did | not they
           ,        ,             ,         ,     ,
      Put on | my brows | this wreath | of vic|tory,
           ,           x             ,         2      ,             ,
      And bid | me give it | thee? Didst | thou not hear | their shouts?
        ,        2      ,       ,      ,       ,
      Alas,| thou hast mis|construed | eve|rything.
            ,            ,          ,        ,         ,
90    But hold | thee, take | this gar|land on | thy brow;
           ,       ,         ,         ,        ,
      Thy Bru|tus bid | me give | it thee,| and I
            ,        ,         ,         ,       ,
      Will do | his bid|ding. Bru|tus, come | apace,
           ,        ,      ,       ,      ,       ->
      And see | how I | regar|ded Cai|us Cas||sius.
       ,          ,       ,            2   ,         ,
      By | your leave | gods: this | is a Ro|man's part,
            ,          ,           ,       ,   2     ,
95    Come Cas|sius' sword,| and find | Titin|ius' heart.
 
[Kills himself. Alarum. Re-enter MESSALA, with BRUTUS, CATO, STRATO, VOLUMNIUS, and LUCILIUS]
 
BRUTUS
        T      T    .  T       T         ,     ,
      Where, where Messa|la, doth | his bo|dy lie?
 
MESSALA
          ,        ,       ,   2    ,        ,
      Lo yon|der, and | Titin|ius mour|ning it.
 
BRUTUS
         ,   2     ,        ,
      Titin|ius' face | is up|ward.
 
CATO
                                    ,        ,
                                   He | is slain.
 
BRUTUS
         ,  2    ,         ,          ,      ,
100   O Ju|lius Cae|sar, thou | art migh|ty yet,
           ,        ,        ,           ,            ,
      Thy spi|rit walks | abroad | and turns | our swords
        2     ,     ,        ,
      In our own | proper | entrails.
 
[Low alarums]
 
CATO
                                        ,       ,  2
                                      Brave Ti|tinius,
        ,               ,          ,        ,     ,
      Look where | he have | not crown|ed dead | Cassius.
 
BRUTUS
           ,         ,       ,        ,         ,
105   Are yet | two Ro|mans li|ving such | as these?
            ,        ,         ,         ,           ,
      The last | of all | the Ro|mans, fare | thee well:
          ,      ,     ,         ,       ,
      It is | impos|sible | that e|ver Rome
               ,          ,          ,      .  T    T    T
      Should breed | thy fel|low. Friends | I owe more tears
                  ,   ,          ,           ,        ,
      To this / dead man | than you | shall see | me pay.
                  ,    ,     ,            ,            ,
110   I shall / find time,| Cassius:| I shall | find^time.
             ,     ,      2      ,         ,         ,
      Come there|fore, and to | Thasos | send his | body:
           ,     ,           ,        ,         ,
      His fu|nerals | shall not | be in | our camp,
        ,           ,        ,      ,   2    ,
      Lest it | discom|fort us.| Lucil|ius come;
            ,           ,      ,        ,         ,
      And come | young^Ca|to; let | us to | the field.
         ,  2     ,   2    ,         ,        ,
115   Labe|o and Fla|vius set | our bat|tles on:
             ,         ,          ,       ,          ,
      'Tis three | o'clock;| and Ro|mans yet | ere night
                  ,   ,        ,      ,        ,
      We shall / try for|tune in | a se|cond fight.
 
[Exeunt]

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