Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 1 Scene 3

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155Come, Casca, you and I will yet ere day
See Brutus at his house. Three parts of him
Is ours already, and the man entire
Upon the next encounter yields him ours.
Come on, Casca, you and I will go see Brutus at his house before sunrise. He’s three-quarters on our side already, and we’ll win him over entirely at this meeting.

CASCA

Oh, he sits high in all the people’s hearts,
160And that which would appear offense in us,
His countenance, like richest alchemy,
Will change to virtue and to worthiness.

CASCA

Oh, the people love him well. Things that would look bad if we did them, Brutus could do and look virtuous—just like an alchemist turns worthless tin to gold.

CASSIUS

Him and his worth and our great need of him
You have right well conceited. Let us go,
165For it is after midnight, and ere day
We will awake him and be sure of him.

CASSIUS

Yes, you’re absolutely right about how worthy Brutus is and how much we need him. Let’s go, because it’s already after midnight, and we want him on our side before daylight.
Exeunt
They exit.