Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare
No Fear Act 5 Scene 4
No Fear Act 5 Scene 4 Page 2

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Enter ANTONY
ANTONY enters.

SECOND SOLDIER

Room, ho! Tell Antony Brutus is ta'en.

SECOND SOLDIER

Make room! Tell Antony that Brutus has been taken.

FIRST SOLDIER

I’ll tell the news. Here comes the general.
—Brutus is ta'en, Brutus is ta'en, my lord.

FIRST SOLDIER

I’ll tell him the news. Oh, here comes the general—Brutus has been caught, Brutus is taken, my lord.

ANTONY

Where is he?

ANTONY

Where is he?

LUCILLIUS

20Safe, Antony. Brutus is safe enough.
I dare assure thee that no enemy
Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus.
The gods defend him from so great a shame!
When you do find him, or alive or dead,
25He will be found like Brutus, like himself.

LUCILLIUS

He’s safe, Antony. I can assure you that no enemy will ever take the noble Brutus alive. The gods protect him from so great a shame! When you do find him, alive or dead, he’ll be found on his own terms.

ANTONY

(to SOLDIERS) This is not Brutus, friend, but, I assure you,
A prize no less in worth. Keep this man safe.
Give him all kindness. I had rather have
Such men my friends than enemies. Go on,
30And see whether Brutus be alive or dead.
And bring us word unto Octavius' tent
How everything is chanced.

ANTONY

(to SOLDIERS) This isn’t Brutus, friend, but, I assure you, he is a valuable prize. Keep this man safe. Be kind to him. I would rather have such men as friends than enemies. Move on, find out if Brutus is alive or dead, then return to Octavius’s tent to tell us what you’ve learned.
Exeunt severally
They exit in opposite directions.