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Cas. Yes, every man of them; and no man here,
Bru.. He is welcoine hither.'
He is welcome
They are all welcome.
Cas. Shall l'entreat a word? [They whisper, Dec. Here lies the east: Doth not the day break
here? Casca. No.
Cin. 0, pardon, sir, it doth; and yon grey lines, That freťthe clouds, are messengers of day. Casca. You shall confess, that you are both de
ceiv’d. Here, as I point my sword, the sun arises; Which is a great way growing on the south,.. Weighing the youthful season of the year. Some two months hence, up higher toward the
Bru, Give me your hands all over, one by one.
? No, not an oath : If not the face of men, &c.] Dr. War, burton would read fate of men; but his elaborate emendation is, I think, erroneous. The face of men is the countenance, the regard, the esteem of the publick; in other terms, honour and reputation; or the face of men may mean the dejected look of the people.
The sufferånce of our souls, the time's abuse,
Than secret Romans, that have spoke the word,
Cas. But what of Cicero? Shall we sound him?. I think, he will stand very strong with us.
Casca. Let us not leave him out.
No, by no means. • Till each man drop by lottery.] Perhaps the poet alluded to the custom of decimation, i. e. the selection by lot of every tenth soldier, in a general mutiny, for punishment.
3 And will not palter ?] And will not shuffle or Ay from his en.. gagements.
cautelous,] Is here cautious, sometimes insidious. ... The even rirtue of our enterprize,] The calm, equable, tem. perate spirit that actuates us.
Met. O let us have him; for his silver hairs
Then leave him out.
6 opinion,] i. e. character.
7 -- and envy afterwards: ] Envy is here, as almost always in Shakspeare's plays, malice.
Not hew him as a carcase fit for hounds:
Yet I do fear him:
Treb. There is no fear in him; let him not die; For he will live, and laugh at this hereafter.
[Cloch strikes. Bru. Peace, count the clock. Cas. . The clock hath stricken three. Treb. 'Tis time to part. Cas.
.. But it is doubtful yet, Whe'r Cæsar 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,
S t ake thought,] That is, turn melancholy.
9 company.] Company is here used in a disreputable sense. I Quite from the main opinion he held once
Of fantasy, of dreams, and ceremonies:] Main opinion, 'is nos thing more than leading, fixed, predominant opinion. Fantasy wag: in our author's time commonly used for imagination. Ceremonies means omens or signs deduced from sacrifices, or other ceremonial rites.
And the persuasion of his augurers,
Dec. Never fear that: If he be so resolv'd,
Cas. Nay, we will all of us be there to fetch him.
Met. Caius Ligarius doth bear Cæsar hard,
Bru. 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." . Cas. The morning comes upon us: We'll leave
you, Brutus:- . : And, friends, disperse yourselves: but all remember What you have said, and show yourselves true Romans.
: i . , Bru. Good gentlemen, look fresh and merrily;
That unicorns may be betray'd with trees, ;. . And hears with glasses, elephants with holes.] Unicorns are said to have been taken by one who, running behind a tree, eluded the violent push the animal was making at him, so that his horn spent its force on the trunk, and stuck fast, detaining the beast till he was despatched by the hunter. Bears are reported to have been surprised by means of a mirror, which they would gaze on, affording their pursuers an opportunity of taking the surer aim. Elephants were seduced into pitfalls, lightly covered with hurdles and turf, on which a proper bait to tempt then, was exposed. .
s by him:] That is, by his house.