Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

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ALL

      Peace, ho!

ALL

Quiet, there!

ANTONY

Moreover, he hath left you all his walks,
His private arbors and new-planted orchards,
On this side Tiber. He hath left them you
240And to your heirs forever—common pleasures,
To walk abroad and recreate yourselves.
Here was a Caesar! When comes such another?

ANTONY

Also, he’s left you all his walkways—in his private gardens and newly planted orchards—on this side of the Tiber River. He’s left them to you and to your heirs forever—public pleasures in which you will be able to stroll and relax. Here was a Caesar! When will there be another like him?

FIRST PLEBEIAN

Never, never.—Come, away, away!
We’ll burn his body in the holy place,
245And with the brands fire the traitors' houses.
Take up the body.

FIRST PLEBEIAN

Never, never. Let’s go! We’ll burn his body in the holy place and use the brands to set the traitors' houses on fire. Take up the body.

SECOND PLEBEIAN

    Go fetch fire.

SECOND PLEBEIAN

We’ll start a fire.

THIRD PLEBEIAN

Pluck down benches.

THIRD PLEBEIAN

We’ll use benches for wood—

FOURTH PLEBEIAN

Pluck down forms, windows, anything.

FOURTH PLEBEIAN

And windowsills, anything.
Exeunt PLEBEIANS with CAESAR’s body
Citizens exit with CAESAR’s body.

ANTONY

Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot.
250Take thou what course thou wilt!

ANTONY

Now, let it work. Trouble, you have begun—take whatever course you choose!
Enter OCTAVIUS' SERVANT
OCTAVIUS'S SERVANT enters.
     How now, fellow?
What’s up, my man?

OCTAVIUS' SERVANT

Sir, Octavius is already come to Rome.

OCTAVIUS'S SERVANT

Sir, Octavius has already arrived in Rome.

ANTONY

Where is he?

ANTONY

Where is he?

OCTAVIUS' SERVANT

He and Lepidus are at Caesar’s house.

OCTAVIUS'S SERVANT

He and Lepidus are at Caesar’s house.