Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

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CASSIUS

220Nay, we will all of us be there to fetch him.

CASSIUS

No, we’ll all go there to bring him.

BRUTUS

By the eighth hour. Is that the uttermost?

BRUTUS

By eight o'clock. Is that the latest we can do it?

CINNA

Be that the uttermost, and fail not then.

CINNA

Let’s make that the latest, but be sure to get there before then.

METELLUS

Caius Ligarius doth bear Caesar hard,
Who rated him for speaking well of Pompey.
225I wonder none of you have thought of him.

METELLUS

Caius Ligarius doesn’t like Caesar, who berated him for speaking well of Pompey. I wonder that none of you thought about getting his support.

BRUTUS

Now, good Metellus, go along by him.
He loves me well, and I have given him reasons.
Send him but hither and I’ll fashion him.

BRUTUS

Good Metellus, go to him now. He likes me, and I’ve given him good reason to. Just send him here, and I’ll persuade him.

CASSIUS

The morning comes upon ’s. We’ll leave you, Brutus.
230—And, friends, disperse yourselves. But all remember
What you have said, and show yourselves true Romans.

CASSIUS

The morning is approaching. We’ll leave, Brutus. Friends, go your separate ways. But all of you, remember what you’ve said and prove yourselves true Romans.

BRUTUS

Good gentlemen, look fresh and merrily.
Let not our looks put on our purposes,
But bear it as our Roman actors do,
235With untired spirits and formal constancy.
And so good morrow to you every one.

BRUTUS

Good gentlemen, look like you’re rested and happy. Don’t let our faces betray our plans. Instead, carry yourselves like Roman actors, with cheerful spirits and well-composed faces. And so, good morning to all of you.
Exeunt. Manet BRUTUS
Everyone except BRUTUS exits.