Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 4 Scene 3

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BRUTUS

Speak no more of her.—Give me a bowl of wine.—
In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius.
(drinks)

BRUTUS

Don’t talk about her anymore. Give me a bowl of wine. With this toast I bury all bad feelings between us, Cassius. (he drinks)

CASSIUS

165My heart is thirsty for that noble pledge.
Fill, Lucius, till the wine o'erswell the cup.
I cannot drink too much of Brutus' love.
(drinks)

CASSIUS

My heart is thirsty for that noble promise. Fill my cup, Lucius, until the wine overflows it. I cannot drink too much of Brutus’s love. (he drinks)
Exit LUCIUS
LUCIUS exits.
Enter TITINIUS and MESSALA
TITINIUS and MESSALA enter.

BRUTUS

Come in, Titinius.—Welcome, good Messala!
170Now sit we close about this taper here
And call in question our necessities.

BRUTUS

Come in, Titinius! Welcome, good Messala. Now let’s sit closely around this candle and discuss our needs.

CASSIUS

Portia, art thou gone?

CASSIUS

Portia, are you really gone?

BRUTUS

    No more, I pray you.
—Messala, I have here receivèd letters
That young Octavius and Mark Antony
175Come down upon us with a mighty power,
Bending their expedition toward Philippi.

BRUTUS

No more about that, please. Messala, I have received these letters explaining that young Octavius and Mark Antony are rushing toward Philippi and bearing down upon us with a mighty power.

MESSALA

Myself have letters of the selfsame tenor.

MESSALA

I have received letters that say the same.

BRUTUS

With what addition?

BRUTUS

And anything else?

MESSALA

That by proscription and bills of outlawry,
180Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus
Have put to death an hundred senators.

MESSALA

That with a series of legal writs, Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus have put a hundred senators to death.