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Mark Antony is in your tents, my lord! Fly therefore, noble Cassius, fly far off. Cas. This hill is far enough. Look, look, Titimius; Are those my tents, where I perceive the fire? Tit. They are, my lord. :20. Cas. Titinius, if thou lov'st me, Mount thou my horse, and hide thy spurs in him, Till he have brought thee up to yonder troops And here again; that I may rest assured, Whether yond troops are friend or enemy. Tit. I will be here again even with a thought. [Erit. Cas. Go, Pindarus, get higher on that hill; My sight was ever thick; regard Titimius, And tell me what thou not'st about the field.— [Erit PINDARUs. This day I breathed first: time is come round, And where I did begin, there shall I end; My life is run his compass.-Sirrah, what news? Pin. [Above]. O my lord' Cas. What news? 725. Pin. Titinius is enclosed round about With horsemen, that make to him on the spur;Yet he spurs on.—Now they are almost on him. Now, Titinius !— Now some light:—O, he lights too — He's ta'en;–and, hark 1 [Shout. They shout for joy. Cas. Come down ; behold no more. O, coward that I am, to live so long, To see my best friend ta'en before my face!
Come hither, sirrah:
Re-enter TITINIUs, with MESSALA.
Mes. It is but change, Titinius; for Octavius Is overthrown by noble Brutus' power, As Cassius' legions are by Antony. Tit. These tidings will well comfort Cassius. 730. Mes. Where did you leave him? Tit. All disconsolate, With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill. Mes. Is not that he, that lies upon the ground P Tit. He lies not like the living. O my heart! Mes. Is not that he? 735. Tit. No, this was he, Messala, But Cassius is no more.—O setting sun' As in thy red rays thou dost sink to might, 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. Mes. Mistrust of good success hath done this deed. O hateful Error! Melancholy’s child! Why dost thou show to the apt thoughts of men The things that are not P O Error, soon conceived, Thou never com’st unto a happy birth, But kill'st the mother that engendered thee. Tit. What, Pindarus! Where art thou, Pindarus? Mes. Seek him, Titinius: whilst I go to meet The noble Brutus, thrusting this report Into his ears: I may say, thrusting it; For piercing steel, and darts envenomed, Shall be as welcome to the ears of Brutus As tidings of this sight. Tit. Hie you, Messala, And I will seek for Pindarus the while. [Erit MEssaLA. Why didst thou send me forth, brave Cassius P Did I not meet thy 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 2 Alas, thou hast misconstrued 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 : Come, Cassius' sword, and find Titinius' heart. [Dies.
Alarum.—Re-enter MEssaLA, with BRUTUs, young CAto,
740. Bru. Where, where, Messala, doth his body lie?
Mes. Lo, yonder; and Titinius mourning it.
Bru. Titinius' face is upward.
Cato. He is slain.
Bru. O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet!
745. Cato. Brave Titinius !
Look, whe'r he have not crowned dead Cassius !
Bru. Are yet two Romans living such as these ?—
SCENE IV-Another part of the Field.
Alarum.—Enter, fighting, Soldiers of both Armies; then
Bru. Yet, countrymen, O, yet hold up your heads ! Cato. What bastard doth not? Who will go with me? I will proclaim my name about the field:— I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho! A foe to tyrants, and my country's friend. * I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho! [Charges the enemy. * Bru. And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I; Brutus, my country's friend; know me for Brutus. [Exit, charging the enemy. CATO is overpowered, and falls. 750. Lucil. O young and noble Cato, art thou down P o Why, now thou diest as bravely as Titinius; And may'st be honoured being Cato's son. 1 Sold. Yield, or thou diest. Lucil. Only I yield to die: There is so much, that thou wilt kill me straight; [Offering money. Kill Brutus, and be honoured in his death. 1 Sold. We must not.—A noble prisoner! 2 Sold. Room, ho! Tell Antony, Brutus is ta'en. 755. 1 Sold. I'll tell the news.-Here comes the general:—
Brutus is ta'en, Brutus is ta'en, my lord.
Ant. Where is he P
Lucil. Safe, Antony; Brutus is safe enough :
Ant. This is not Brutus, friend; but, I assure you,
SCENE V.—Another part of the Field. Enter BRUTUs, DARDANIUs, CLITUs, STRATO, and VoIUMNIUs.
Bru. Come, poor remains of friends, rest on this rock. 760. Cli. Statilius showed the torch-light; but, my lord, He came not back; he is or ta'en, or slain. Bru. Sit thee down, Clitus: Slaying is the word; It is a deed in fashion. Hark thee, Clitus.- [Whispering. Cli. What, I, my lord? No, not for all the world. Bru. Peace them, no words. Cli. I’ll rather kill myself. 765. Bru. Hark thee, Dardanius! [Whispers him. Dar. Shall I do such a deed? Cli. O, Dardanius! Dar. O, Clitus! Cli. What ill request did Brutus make to thee? 770. Dar. To kill him, Clitus. Look, he meditates. Cli. Now is that noble vessel full of grief, That it runs over even at his eyes. Bru. Come hither, good Volumnius; list a word. Vol. What says my lord? Bru. Why, this, Volumnius: The ghost of Caesar hath appeared to me Two several times by night: at Sardis, once; And, this last night, here in Philippi fields. I know my hour is come. 775. Vol. Not so, my lord. Bru. Nay, I am sure it is, Volumnius. Thou see'st the world, Volumnius, how it goes; Our enemies have beat us to the pit : [Low-Alarums.
It is more worthy to leap in ourselves
Bru. Hence; I will follow.
Alarum.—Retreat. Enter OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, MESSALA,
Oct. What man is that?
790. Oct. Do so, good Messala.
Mes. How died my master, Stratof