Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

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BRUTUS

He thinks he still is at his instrument.
Lucius, awake.

BRUTUS

He thinks he’s still playing his instrument. Lucius, wake up!

LUCIUS

300My lord?

LUCIUS

My lord?

BRUTUS

Didst thou dream, Lucius, that thou so criedst out?

BRUTUS

Were you dreaming, Lucius? Is that why you cried out?

LUCIUS

My lord, I do not know that I did cry.

LUCIUS

My lord, I don’t think I cried out.

BRUTUS

Yes, that thou didst. Didst thou see any thing?

BRUTUS

Yes, you did. Did you see anything?

LUCIUS

Nothing, my lord.

LUCIUS

Nothing, my lord.

BRUTUS

305Sleep again, Lucius.—Sirrah Claudio!
(to VARRUS)
     Fellow thou, awake!

BRUTUS

Go back to sleep, Lucius. Claudio! (to VARRUS) You there, wake up!

VARRUS

My lord?

VARRUS

My lord?

CLAUDIO

My lord?

CLAUDIO

My lord?

BRUTUS

Why did you so cry out, sirs, in your sleep?

BRUTUS

Why did you cry out in your sleep?

VARRUS, CLAUDIO

310Did we, my lord?

VARRUS, CLAUDIO

Did we, my lord?

BRUTUS

   Ay. Saw you anything?

BRUTUS

Yes. Did you see anything?

VARRUS

No, my lord, I saw nothing.

VARRUS

No, my lord, I didn’t see anything.

CLAUDIO

    Nor I, my lord.

CLAUDIO

Me neither, my lord.