Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

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CASSIUS

Did Cicero say anything?

CASSIUS

Did Cicero say anything?

CASCA

275Ay, he spoke Greek.

CASCA

Yes, he said something in Greek.

CASSIUS

To what effect?

CASSIUS

What did he say?

CASCA

Nay, an I tell you that, I’ll ne'er look you i' th' face again. But those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads. But, for mine own part, it was Greek to me. I could tell you more news too. Murellus and Flavius, for pulling scarfs off Caesar’s images, are put to silence. Fare you well. There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it.

CASCA

If I told you I understood Greek, I’d be lying. But those who understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads. As for myself, it was Greek to me. I have more news too. Murellus and Flavius have been punished for pulling scarves off statues of Caesar. There you go. There was even more foolishness, if I could only remember it.

CASSIUS

Will you sup with me tonight, Casca?

CASSIUS

Will you have dinner with me tonight, Casca?

CASCA

285No, I am promised forth.

CASCA

No, I have a commitment.

CASSIUS

Will you dine with me tomorrow?

CASSIUS

Will you dine with me tomorrow?

CASCA

Ay, if I be alive and your mind hold and your dinner worth the eating.

CASCA

Yes, if I’m still alive, and you’re still sane, and your dinner is worth eating.

CASSIUS

Good. I will expect you.

CASSIUS

Good. I’ll expect you.

CASCA

290Do so. Farewell both.

CASCA

Do so. Farewell to you both.
Exit CASCA
CASCA exits.

BRUTUS

What a blunt fellow is this grown to be!
He was quick mettle when he went to school.

BRUTUS

What a stupid man he’s become! He was so sharp when he was in school.