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The storm is up, and all is on the hazard. The gods to-day stand friendly; that we may, Lovers in peace, lead on our days to age | But since the affairs of men rest still uncertain, Let's reason with the worst that may befal. If we do lose this battle, then is this The very last time we shall speak together. What are you then determined to do Bru. Ev’n by the rule of that philosophy, By which I did blame Cato, for the death Which he did give himself; I know not how, But I do find it cowardly and vile, For fear of what might fall, so to prevent The time of life, arming myself with patience, To stay the providence of some high powers, That govern us below, Cas. Then, if we lose this battle, You are contented to be led in triumph Through the streets of Rome? Bru. No, Cassius, no; think not, thou noble Roman, That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome; He bears too great a mind. But this same day Must end that work the ides of March began: And whether we shall meet again, I know not; Therefore our everlasting farewell take; For ever, and for ever, farewell Cassius ! If we do meet again, why, we shall smile : If not, why then this parting was well made. Cas. For ever, and for ever, farewell Brutus' If we do meet again, we’ll smile indeed; If not, 'tis true, this parting was well made. Bru. Why then, lead on. Oh that a man might, know The end of this day's business ere it come! But it sufficeth that the day will end; And then the end is known. Come, ho, away! [Eacenso
SCENE II. .
Bru. Haste, haste, Trebonius, haste and give these bills Unto the legions, on the other side. Let them set on at once: for I perceive But cold demeanour in Octavius’ wing, And sudden push gives them the overthrow; Haste, haste, Trebonius; let them all come down.
JEnter CAssIUs and CASCA.
Cas. O look, good Casca, look, the villains fly!
Casca. O Cassius, Brutus gave the word too early;
Pind. Fly further off, my lord, fly further off. Mark Antony is in your tents, my lord; Fly therefore, noble Cassius, fly far off. Cas. This hill is far enough. Look, look, my Casca, Are those my tents where I perceive the fire * Casca. They are, my lord. Cas. Casca, if thou lov'st me,
Mount thou my horse, and hide thy spurs in him,
Come hither, sirrah.
Enter TREBoNIUs and CAscA.
Tre. It is but change, good Casca: for Octavius Is overthrown by noble Brutus' power, , As Cassius’ legions are by Antony. Casca. These tidings will well comfort Cassius, Tre. Where did you leave him: Casca. All disconsolate, With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill, Tre. Is not that he that lies upon the ground: Casca. He lies not like the living. Oh my heart! Tre. Is that not he ” Casca. No, this was he, Trebonius; But Cassius is no more! Oh, setting sun' As in thy red rays thou dost sink, to-night; So in his red blood, Cassius’ day is set; The sun of Rome is set! our day is gone; Clouds, dews, and dangers come; our deeds are done, Mistrust of my success hath done this deed. Tre. Mistrust of good success has done this deed. Casca. What, Pindarus! where art thou, Pindarus 2 Tre. Seek him, whilst I go meet the noble Brutus, With tidings of this sight. Casca. Hie you, Trebonius, And s will seek for Pindarus, the while. [Exit TREBONIUS. Why didst thou send me forth, brave Cassius! Did I not meet my friends, and did not they Put on my brows this wreath of victory, And bid me give it thee; didst thou not hear their shouts? Alas, thou hast miscontrued everything. But hold thee, take this garland on thy brow. Thy Brutus bid me give it thee; and I Will do his bidding. Brutus, come apace; And see how I regarded Caius Cassius. By your leave, gods This is a Roman’s part. [Stabs himself.
Enter BRUTUs, TREboni Us, DECLUS, CINNA, and
Bru. Where, where, Trebonius, doth his body lie :
Tre. Lo, yonder, and Casca mourning it.
Bru. Casca’s face is upward.
Enter several Soldiers, with TREBONIUS Prisoner, meeting ANTONY.
1 Sold. Here comes the general –