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Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus :
Ant. This is not Brutus, friend; but, I assure you,
Enter Brutus, Dardanius, Clitus, Stato, 'and Volumnius.
Bru. Come, poor remains of friends, reft on this rock,
Cli. Statilius fhew'd the torch-light; but, my lord, He came not back; he is or ta’en, or lain.
Bru. Sit thee down, Clitus : Slaying is the word; It is a deed in fashion, Hark thee. Clitus. [ whispering, :. Cli, What I, my lord? No not for all the world.
Bru. Peace then, no words.
y W. omits or. Az The fo's and R. read where; P. and all after except C. if for wbe'r.
The three lait fo's omit word.
This scene 8 in P. H. W. and y. c No description of scene in the fo's
• This direction first given by R.
Cli. I 'll rather kill myself.
Cli. Now is that noble vessel full of grief,
Bru. Come hither, good Volumnius, lift a word,
hour is come. Vol. Not so, my lord.
Bru. Nay, I am sure it is, Volumnius. Thou seeft the world, Volumnius, how it goes; Our enemies have beat us to the pit: [low alarums, It is more worthy to leap in ourselves, Than tarry till they push us. Good Volumnius, Thou know'st that we two went to school together; Even for that our love of old, I prythee, Hold thou my ' sword's hilt, * whilft I'run on it. Vol. That 's not an office for a friend, my Yord.
¢ No direction here before C.
1 The ift and 2d fo's, sword bilu Fø i P. and all after omit Sball.
Sword's bill. * & P. and all after except C. omit loso. k The two last fo's, and all after ex.
pray sbee for proyrbee; it is pre cept C. wbile for wbift. Obce in the fo's and R.
Cli. Fly, fly, my lord; there is no tarrying here.
Bru. Farewel to you—and you and you, Volumnius Strato, thou haft been all this while asleep; y Farewel to thee too, Strato -Countrymen, My heart doth joy, that yet ? in all iny life, I found no man, but he was true to me. I shall have glory by this a losing day, More than Oflavius, and Mark Antony, By this vile conquest, shall attain unto. So, fare you well at once; for Brutus' tongue Hath almost ended his life's history : Night hangs upon mine eyes, my bones would reft, That have but labour'd to attain this hour.
Alarums. Cry within, Fly, fly, fly! Cli. Fly, my lord, fly.
Bru. Hence; I will follow'. [Exeunt Cli. Dati and Vol. I pr’ythee, Strato, stay thou by thy lord : Thou art a fellow of a good respect; Thy life hath had some sinatch of honour * in it: Hold then my sword, and turn away thy face, While I do run upon it. Wilt thou, Strato?
Stra. Give me your hand first: Fare you well, my lord,
Bru. Farewel, good Strato - Cæfar, now be ftill ; I kill'd not thee with half fo good a will,
[* runs on his fwords and dies.
y All before T. read, Farewel to sble, Stro, &c.
2 The three lait fo's omit inn * The fo's, loofing for lofing, • The fo's, lives for life's.
c After follors P. and all after add bee.
« This direction firk given by C.
c P. and all after except C. in'e for in it. The fo's direct only, dies.
Alarums. Retreat. Enter Oétavius, Antony, and their fra
my, Lucillius, ard Meffala. 07. What man is that? Mes. My master's man. Strato, where is thy master?
Stra. Free from the bondage you are in, Messala;
Lucil. So Brutus should be found. I thank thee, Brutus, That thou haft prov'd Lucilius' saying true.
02. All that serv'd Brutus, I will entertain them. Fellow, wilt thou bestow thy time with me?
Stra. Ay, if Melala will prefer me to you.
Mes. Olavius, 'then take him to follow thee,
Ant. This was the noblest Roman of them all:
& C. omits good.
read lord for master. So the ift f. and C; the 2d f. omits i H. reads sake bin sber for iben lake after ; the 3d and all the other editions bim.