Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

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85For if thou path, thy native semblance on,
Not Erebus itself were dim enough
To hide thee from prevention.
If you went ahead and exposed your true face, Hell itself wouldn’t be dark enough to keep you from being found and stopped.
Enter the conspirators: CASSIUS, CASCA, DECIUS, CINNA, METELLUS, and TREBONIUS
The conspirators—CASSIUS, CASCA, DECIUS, CINNA, METELLUS, and TREBONIUS—enter.

CASSIUS

I think we are too bold upon your rest.
Good morrow, Brutus. Do we trouble you?

CASSIUS

I’m afraid we’re intruding too boldly on your sleep time. Good morning, Brutus. Are we bothering you?

BRUTUS

90I have been up this hour, awake all night.
Know I these men that come along with you?

BRUTUS

I was awake. I’ve been up all night. Do I know these men who are with you?

CASSIUS

Yes, every man of them, and no man here
But honors you, and every one doth wish
You had but that opinion of yourself
95Which every noble Roman bears of you.
This is Trebonius.

CASSIUS

Yes, every one of them. There isn’t one of them who doesn’t admire you, and each one of them wishes you had as high an opinion of yourself as every noble Roman has of you. This is Trebonius.

BRUTUS

    He is welcome hither.

BRUTUS

He’s welcome here.

CASSIUS

This, Decius Brutus.

CASSIUS

This is Decius Brutus.

BRUTUS

He is welcome too.

BRUTUS

He’s welcome too.

CASSIUS

This, Casca. This, Cinna. And this, Metellus Cimber.

CASSIUS

This is Casca. This is Cinna. And this is Metellus Cimber.

BRUTUS

100They are all welcome.
What watchful cares do interpose themselves
Betwixt your eyes and night?

BRUTUS

They’re all welcome. What worries have kept you awake tonight?

CASSIUS

Shall I entreat a word?

CASSIUS

Can I have a word with you?
BRUTUS and CASSIUS withdraw and whisper
BRUTUS and CASSIUS whisper together.