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The storm is up, and all is on the hazard.
Bru. Ev'n by the rule of that philosophy,
For fear of what might fall, so to prevent
Cas. Then, if we lose this battle,
You are contented to be led in triumph,
Bru. No, Cassius, no; think not, thou noble Roman,
That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome;
The end of this day's business,
Oh that a man might
ere it come!
will end ;
And then the end is known. Come, ho, away!
Another Part of the Field of Battle.
Enter Brutus and Trebonius.
Bru. Haste, haste, Trebonius, haste, and move these bills
Unto the legions, on the other side.
Let them set on at once: for I perceive
But cold demeanour in Octavius' wing,
And sudden push gives them the overthrow;
Haste, haste, Trebonius; let them all come down.
Enter Cassius and CASCA.
Cas. O look, good Casca, look, the villains fly! Myself have to mine own turn'd enemy: This ensign here of mine was turning back, I slew the coward, and did take it from him. Casca. O Cassius, Brutus gave the word too early; Who, having some advantage on Octavius, Took it too eagerly; his soldiers fell to spoil, Whilst we by Antony were all inclos'd.
Find. Fly further off, my lord, fly further off.
Cas. This hill is far enough. Look, look, my
Are those my tents, where I perceive the fire!
Casca. They are, my lord.
Cas. Casca, if thou lov'st me,
Mount thou my horse, and hide thy spurs in him,
Cas. Go, Pindarus, get higher on that hill,
Cas. What news?
Pind. Casca is inclosed round about
With horsemen, that make to him on the spur:
Cas. Come down, behold no more;
Oh, coward that I am, to live so long,
Enter PINDA rus.
Come hither, sirrah.
In Parthia did I take thee prisoner;
And then I swore thee, saving of thy life,
That whatsoever I did bid thee do,
Thou shouldst attempt it. Come, now keep thine oath,
Now, be a freeman; and with this good sword,
Guide thou the sword—Cæsar, thou art reveng'd,
[Kills himself.—Exit PIN DARUS.
Enter TREBONIUS and Casca.
Tre. It is but change, good Casca: for Octavius Is overthrown by noble Brutus'
power, As Cassius' legions are by Antony.
Casca. These tidings will well comfort Cassius.
Casca. All disconsolate,
With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill.
Tre. Is not that he that lies upon the ground?
Tre. Is not that he?
Oh my heart!
Casca. No, this was he, Trebonius; But Cassius is no more! Oh, setting sun! As in thy red rays thou dost sink, to-night; So in his red blood, Cassius' day is set; The sun of Rome is set! our day is gone; Clouds, dews, and dangers come; our deeds are done. Mistrust of my success hath done this deed.
Tre. Mistrust of good success hath done this deed. Casca. What, Pindarus! where art thou, Pindarus? Tre. Seek him, whilst I go meet the noble Brutus, With tidings of this sight.
Casca. Hie you, Trebonius,
And I will seek for Pindarus, the while.
[Exit Trebonius. Why didst thou send me forth, brave Cassius ! Did I not meet thy friends, and did not they Put on my brows this wreath of victory,
And bid me give it thee; didst thou not hear their shouts ?
Alas, thou hast misconstru'd every thing.
But hold thee, take this garland on thy brow.
Enter BRUTUS, TREBONIUS, DECIUS, CINNA, and
Bru. Where, where, Trebonius, doth his body lie?
Are yet two Romans living, such as these?
It is impossible that ever Rome
Should breed thy fellow. Friends, I owe more tears
Thy spirit stalks abroad, and turns our swords
Come, let us to the field, and yet ere night,
Field at Philippi.
Enter several Soldiers, with Trebonius Prisoner, meeting Antony.
1 Sold. Here comes the general :
Brutus is ta'en, Brutus is ta'en, my lord.
Ant. Where is he?
Tre. 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!
Ant. This is not Brutus, friend, but I assure you