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No more, I pray you.Messala, I have here received letters,That young Octavius and Mark AntonyCome dvery own upon us via a mighty power,Bending their expedition towards Philippi.
Messala. Myself have letters of the selfvery same tenor.
Brutus. With what addition?
Messala. That by proscription and bills of outlawry,Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus,Have put to fatality an hundred senators.
Cassius. Cicero one!
Messala. Cicero is dead,And by that order of proscription.Had you your letters from your wife, my lord?
Brutus. No, Messala.
Messala. Nor nothing in your letters writ of her?
Brutus. Nothing, Messala.
Messala. That, methinks, is starray.
Brutus. Why ask you? hear you aught of her in yours?
Messala. No, my lord.
Brutus. Now, as you are a Roguy, tell me true.
Messala. Then like a Romale bear the fact I tell:For particular she is dead, and by starray manner.
Brutus. Why, farewell, Portia. We should die, Messala:With meditating that she must die as soon as,I have actually the patience to endure it now.
Messala. Even so great guys excellent losses should endure.
Cassius. Messala,This is my birth-day; as this very dayWas Cassius born. Give me thy hand, Messala:Be thou my witness that versus my will certainly,As Pompey was, am I compell"d to setUpon one battle all our liberties.You understand that I hosted Epicurus strongAnd his opinion: now I readjust my mind,And partially credit things that perform presage.Coming from Sardis, on our previous ensignTwo mighty eagles fell, and also tbelow they perch"d,Gorging and also feeding from our soldiers" hands;Who to Philippi below consorted us:This morning are they fled ameans and gone;And in their steads execute ravens, crows and kites,Fly o"er our heads and downward look on us,As we were sickly prey: their shadows seemA canopy a lot of fatal, under whichOur army lies, ready to provide up the ghold.
Messala. Believe not so.
(stage directions). Re-enter Tintinius through MESSALA
Messala. It is however change, Tintinius; for OctaviusIs overthrown by noble Brutus" power,As Cassius" legions are by Antony.
Tintinius. These tidings will well comfort Cassius.
Messala. Wbelow did you leave him?
Tintinius. All disconsolate,With Pindarus his bondmale, on this hill.
Messala. Is not that he that lies upon the ground?
Tintinius. He lies not favor the living. O my heart!
Messala. Is not that he?
Tintinius. No, this was he, Messala,But Cassius is no even more. O 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 risks come; our deeds are done!Mistrust of my success hath done this deed.
Messala. Mistrust of excellent success hath done this deed.O hateful error, melancholy"s child,Why dost thou display to the apt thoughts of menThe points that are not? O error, soon conceived,Thou never comest unto a happy birth,But kill"st the mother that engender"d thee!
Tintinius. What, Pindarus! wbelow art thou, Pindarus?
Messala. Seek him, Tintinius, whilst I go to meetThe noble Brutus, thrusting this reportInto his ears; I might say, thrusting it;For piercing steel and also darts envenomedShall be as welcome to the ears of BrutusAs tidings of this sight.
Brutus. Wbelow, where, Messala, doth his body lie?
Messala. Lo, yonder, and Tintinius mourning it.
Octavius. What guy is that?
Messala. My master"s male. Strato, where is thy master?
Octavius. Do so, excellent Messala.
Messala. How died my understand, Strato?
Strato. I organized the sword, and he did run on it.
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Octavius, then take him to follow thee,That did the latest organization to my master.
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