Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

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CASSIUS

    Then, with your will, go on.
We’ll along ourselves, and meet them at Philippi.

CASSIUS

If that’s what you want, all right. We’ll go forward with you and meet them at Philippi.

BRUTUS

The deep of night is crept upon our talk,
And nature must obey necessity,
Which we will niggard with a little rest.
235There is no more to say?

BRUTUS

It’s now late at night, and actions must accommodate bodily needs, which we’ll satisfy with only a short rest. That’s all there is to say.

CASSIUS

    No more. Good night.
Early tomorrow will we rise and hence.

CASSIUS

There’s nothing else. Good night. We’ll rise and leave early tomorrow.

BRUTUS

Lucius!

BRUTUS

Lucius!
Enter LUCIUS
LUCIUS enters.
  My gown.
My nightgown.
Exit LUCIUS
LUCIUS exits.
    Farewell, good Messala.—
Good night, Titinius.—Noble, noble Cassius,
Good night and good repose.
Farewell, good Messala. Good night, Titinius. Noble, noble Cassius, good night and sleep well.

CASSIUS

    O my dear brother,
240This was an ill beginning of the night.
Never come such division ’tween our souls.
Let it not, Brutus.

CASSIUS

Oh my dear brother! This was a bad start to the night. Let’s pray that we never come into conflict like that again. Let’s not, Brutus.
Enter LUCIUS with the gown
LUCIUS enters with the nightgown.