Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 5 Scene 1
No Fear Act 5 Scene 1 Page 4

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CASSIUS

A peevish schoolboy, worthless of such honor,
Joined with a masker and a reveler!

CASSIUS

An annoying schoolboy, unworthy of such an honor, joined by a masquerader and a partier!

ANTONY

Old Cassius still.

ANTONY

Still the same old Cassius!

OCTAVIUS

    Come, Antony, away.—
Defiance, traitors, hurl we in your teeth.
65If you dare fight today, come to the field.
If not, when you have stomachs.

OCTAVIUS

Come Antony, let’s go. Traitors, we defy you. If you dare to fight today, come to the field. If not, come when you have the courage.
Exeunt OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, and their army
OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, and their army exit.

CASSIUS

Why, now, blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark!
The storm is up and all is on the hazard.

CASSIUS

Now let the wind blow, waves swell, and ships sink! The storm has begun and everything is at stake.

BRUTUS

Ho, Lucillius, hark, a word with you.

BRUTUS

Lucillius! I’d like a word with you.

LUCILLIUS

70 (stands forth)
      My lord?

LUCILLIUS

(coming forward) My lord?
BRUTUS and LUCILLIUS converse apart
BRUTUS and LUCILLIUS converse to the side.

CASSIUS

Messala!

CASSIUS

Messala!

MESSALA

(stands forth) 
  What says my general?

MESSALA

(coming forward) What is it, my general?

CASSIUS

      Messala,
This is my birthday, as this very day
Was Cassius born. Give me thy hand, Messala.
75Be thou my witness that against my will,
As Pompey was, am I compelled to set
Upon one battle all our liberties.

CASSIUS

Messala, today is my birthday—I was born on this very day. Give me your hand, Messala.
You’ll be my witness that I’ve been forced, as Pompey was, to wager all of our freedoms on one battle.