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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

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Act V, Scene 4

Another part of the field.


[Alarum. Enter fighting, Soldiers of both armies; then BRUTUS, CATO, LUCILIUS, and others]

  • Brutus. Yet, countrymen, O, yet hold up your heads!
  • Young Cato. What bastard doth not? Who will go with me?
    I will proclaim my name about the field:
    I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho! 2635
    A foe to tyrants, and my country's friend;
    I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!
  • Brutus. And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I;
    Brutus, my country's friend; know me for Brutus!


  • 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.
  • Lucilius. Only I yield to die: 2645
    There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight;
    [Offering money]
    Kill Brutus, and be honour'd in his death.
  • First Soldier. I'll tell the news. Here comes the general.
    [Enter ANTONY]
    Brutus is ta'en, Brutus is ta'en, my lord.
  • Lucilius. Safe, Antony; Brutus is safe enough: 2655
    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. 2660
  • Antony. This is not Brutus, friend; but, I assure you,
    A prize no less in worth: keep this man safe;
    Give him all kindness: I had rather have
    Such men my friends than enemies. Go on,
    And see whether Brutus be alive or dead; 2665
    And bring us word unto Octavius' tent
    How every thing is chanced.