Speeches (Lines) for Fourth Citizen
in "Julius Caesar"

Total: 16

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

III,2,1587

Third Citizen. Let him be Caesar.

Fourth Citizen. Caesar's better parts
Shall be crown'd in Brutus.


2

III,2,1607

(stage directions). Goes into the pulpit

Fourth Citizen. What does he say of Brutus?


3

III,2,1610

Third Citizen. He says, for Brutus' sake,
He finds himself beholding to us all.

Fourth Citizen. 'Twere best he speak no harm of Brutus here.


4

III,2,1657

Third Citizen. Has he, masters?
I fear there will a worse come in his place.

Fourth Citizen. Mark'd ye his words? He would not take the crown;
Therefore 'tis certain he was not ambitious.


5

III,2,1662

Third Citizen. There's not a nobler man in Rome than Antony.

Fourth Citizen. Now mark him, he begins again to speak.


6

III,2,1683

Antony. But yesterday the word of Caesar might
Have stood against the world; now lies he there.
And none so poor to do him reverence.
O masters, if I were disposed to stir
Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage,
I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong,
Who, you all know, are honourable men:
I will not do them wrong; I rather choose
To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,
Than I will wrong such honourable men.
But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar;
I found it in his closet, 'tis his will:
Let but the commons hear this testament—
Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read—
And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds
And dip their napkins in his sacred blood,
Yea, beg a hair of him for memory,
And, dying, mention it within their wills,
Bequeathing it as a rich legacy
Unto their issue.

Fourth Citizen. We'll hear the will: read it, Mark Antony.


7

III,2,1692

Antony. Have patience, gentle friends, I must not read it;
It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you.
You are not wood, you are not stones, but men;
And, being men, bearing the will of Caesar,
It will inflame you, it will make you mad:
'Tis good you know not that you are his heirs;
For, if you should, O, what would come of it!

Fourth Citizen. Read the will; we'll hear it, Antony;
You shall read us the will, Caesar's will.


8

III,2,1698

Antony. Will you be patient? will you stay awhile?
I have o'ershot myself to tell you of it:
I fear I wrong the honourable men
Whose daggers have stabb'd Caesar; I do fear it.

Fourth Citizen. They were traitors: honourable men!


9

III,2,1709

(stage directions). ANTONY comes down

Fourth Citizen. A ring; stand round.


10

III,2,1746

Third Citizen. O woful day!

Fourth Citizen. O traitors, villains!


11

III,2,1804

Third Citizen. Pluck down benches.

Fourth Citizen. Pluck down forms, windows, any thing.


12

III,3,1830

Third Citizen. Where do you dwell?

Fourth Citizen. Are you a married man or a bachelor?


13

III,3,1833

First Citizen. Ay, and briefly.

Fourth Citizen. Ay, and wisely.


14

III,3,1845

Second Citizen. That matter is answered directly.

Fourth Citizen. For your dwelling,—briefly.


15

III,3,1851

Cinna the Poet. I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet.

Fourth Citizen. Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses.


16

III,3,1853

Cinna the Poet. I am not Cinna the conspirator.

Fourth Citizen. It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his
name out of his heart, and turn him going.


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