Speeches (Lines) for Decius Brutus
in "Julius Caesar"

Total: 12

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1

II,1,719

(stage directions). BRUTUS and CASSIUS whisper

Decius Brutus. Here lies the east: doth not the day break here?


2

II,1,774

Casca. Indeed he is not fit.

Decius Brutus. Shall no man else be touch'd but only Caesar?


3

II,1,826

Cassius. But it is doubtful yet,
Whether Caesar will come forth to-day, or no;
For he is superstitious grown of late,
Quite from the main opinion he held once
Of fantasy, of dreams and ceremonies:
It may be, these apparent prodigies,
The unaccustom'd terror of this night,
And the persuasion of his augurers,
May hold him from the Capitol to-day.

Decius Brutus. Never fear that: if he be so resolved,
I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear
That unicorns may be betray'd with trees,
And bears with glasses, elephants with holes,
Lions with toils and men with flatterers;
But when I tell him he hates flatterers,
He says he does, being then most flattered.
Let me work;
For I can give his humour the true bent,
And I will bring him to the Capitol.


4

II,2,1038

Caesar. Mark Antony shall say I am not well,
And, for thy humour, I will stay at home.
[Enter DECIUS BRUTUS]
Here's Decius Brutus, he shall tell them so.

Decius Brutus. Caesar, all hail! good morrow, worthy Caesar:
I come to fetch you to the senate-house.


5

II,2,1050

Caesar. Shall Caesar send a lie?
Have I in conquest stretch'd mine arm so far,
To be afraid to tell graybeards the truth?
Decius, go tell them Caesar will not come.

Decius Brutus. Most mighty Caesar, let me know some cause,
Lest I be laugh'd at when I tell them so.


6

II,2,1064

Caesar. The cause is in my will: I will not come;
That is enough to satisfy the senate.
But for your private satisfaction,
Because I love you, I will let you know:
Calpurnia here, my wife, stays me at home:
She dreamt to-night she saw my statua,
Which, like a fountain with an hundred spouts,
Did run pure blood: and many lusty Romans
Came smiling, and did bathe their hands in it:
And these does she apply for warnings, and portents,
And evils imminent; and on her knee
Hath begg'd that I will stay at home to-day.

Decius Brutus. This dream is all amiss interpreted;
It was a vision fair and fortunate:
Your statue spouting blood in many pipes,
In which so many smiling Romans bathed,
Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck
Reviving blood, and that great men shall press
For tinctures, stains, relics and cognizance.
This by Calpurnia's dream is signified.


7

II,2,1073

Caesar. And this way have you well expounded it.

Decius Brutus. I have, when you have heard what I can say:
And know it now: the senate have concluded
To give this day a crown to mighty Caesar.
If you shall send them word you will not come,
Their minds may change. Besides, it were a mock
Apt to be render'd, for some one to say
'Break up the senate till another time,
When Caesar's wife shall meet with better dreams.'
If Caesar hide himself, shall they not whisper
'Lo, Caesar is afraid'?
Pardon me, Caesar; for my dear dear love
To our proceeding bids me tell you this;
And reason to my love is liable.


8

III,1,1199

Artemidorus. Hail, Caesar! read this schedule.

Decius Brutus. Trebonius doth desire you to o'erread,
At your best leisure, this his humble suit.


9

III,1,1229

(stage directions). Exeunt ANTONY and TREBONIUS

Decius Brutus. Where is Metellus Cimber? Let him go,
And presently prefer his suit to Caesar.


10

III,1,1281

Caesar. Hence! wilt thou lift up Olympus?

Decius Brutus. Great Caesar,—


11

III,1,1295

Casca. Go to the pulpit, Brutus.

Decius Brutus. And Cassius too.


12

III,1,1334

Cassius. So oft as that shall be,
So often shall the knot of us be call'd
The men that gave their country liberty.

Decius Brutus. What, shall we forth?


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