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Speeches (Lines) for Lucilius
in "Julius Caesar"

Total: 10

# Act, Scene, Line
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Brutus. Stand, ho!

Lucilius. Give the word, ho! and stand.



Brutus. What now, Lucilius! is Cassius near?

Lucilius. He is at hand; and Pindarus is come
To do you salutation from his master.



Brutus. He is not doubted. A word, Lucilius;
How he received you, let me be resolved.

Lucilius. With courtesy and with respect enough;
But not with such familiar instances,
Nor with such free and friendly conference,
As he hath used of old.



Brutus. Thou hast described
A hot friend cooling: ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to sicken and decay,
It useth an enforced ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith;
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
Make gallant show and promise of their mettle;
But when they should endure the bloody spur,
They fall their crests, and, like deceitful jades,
Sink in the trial. Comes his army on?

Lucilius. They mean this night in Sardis to be quarter'd;
The greater part, the horse in general,
Are come with Cassius.



Poet. [Within] Let me go in to see the generals;
There is some grudge between 'em, 'tis not meet
They be alone.

Lucilius. [Within] You shall not come to them.



Brutus. Ho, Lucilius! hark, a word with you.

Lucilius. [Standing forth.] My lord?



(stage directions). Exit

Lucilius. O young and noble Cato, art thou down?
Why, now thou diest as bravely as Tintinius;
And mayst be honour'd, being Cato's son.



First Soldier. Yield, or thou diest.

Lucilius. Only I yield to die:
There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight;
[Offering money]
Kill Brutus, and be honour'd in his death.



Antony. Where is he?

Lucilius. Safe, Antony; Brutus is safe enough:
I dare assure thee that no enemy
Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus:
The gods defend him from so great a shame!
When you do find him, or alive or dead,
He will be found like Brutus, like himself.



Strato. Free from the bondage you are in, Messala:
The conquerors can but make a fire of him;
For Brutus only overcame himself,
And no man else hath honour by his death.

Lucilius. So Brutus should be found. I thank thee, Brutus,
That thou hast proved Lucilius' saying true.