« ПретходнаНастави »
I was born free as Cæsar, so were you;
And this man Is now become a god, and Cassius is A wretched creature, and must bend his body 5 If Cæsar carelessly but nod on him. He had a fever when he was in Spain, And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake - 'tis true, this god did shake. His coward lips did from their color fly, And that same eye whose bend? doth awe the world Did lose its lustre; I did hear him groan. Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans 1 Tiber (ti'běr): the Tiber River. 2 bade (băd): commanded; invited. 3 Æneas (-nē'ás): the mythological founder of Rome. 4 Anchises (ăn-ki’sẽz). 5 bend his body: bow. 6 The color fled from his lips; cf. a coward flying from his colors. 7 bend: glance when it is turned toward them.
Mark him and write his speeches in their books,
(Loud and prolonged shouting R.] Brutus. Another general shout!
I do believe that these applauses are
Cassius listens a moment, until he can bear it no longer.
Upon what meat doth this our Cæsar feed,
As easily as a king.
How I have thought of this and of these times,
4 state: dignity or position; or perhaps his household his little court.
5 aim: guess.
6 chew. Chew is the literal meaning of ruminate, which means to think over or consider.
Under such hard conditions as this time
[Even greater shouting off R.]
ACT II [Prolog.] In Brutus' garden
[Exit.] (Night. Thunder and lightning.]
[Brutus is discovered.] Brutus. Lucius! —
I cannot, by the progress of the stars 1
Enter Lucius (R.).
When it is lighted, come and call me here.
I know no personal cause to spurn at him
progress of the stars. No doubt he refers to telling the time of night from the position of the dippers. 2 taper (tā'pěr): candle.
craves (crāvz): requires. 4 that: do that.
Remorse from power; and, to speak truth of Cæsar,
(Reënter Lucius R.]
Searching the window for a flint, I found
(Gives him a scroll.]
[Exit Lucius R.] The meteors whizzing in the air Give so much light that I may read by them.
[Unrolls the scroll and reads. “Brutus, thou sleep'st; awake, and see thyself! Shall Rome,” and so on. “Speak, strike, redress!” 3 "Brutus, thou sleep'st; awake!” Such instigations have been often dropped Where I have picked them up. “Shall Rome " and so forth. Thus must I piece it out: Shall Rome stand under one man's awe? What, Rome? 1 affections: feelings, inclinations. 3 redress (ré-dres'): set right. 2 proof: experience.
My ancestors did from the streets of Rome
(Reënter Lucius R.] Go to the gate; somebody knocks.
[Exit Lucius L.)
(Reënter Lucius L.). Lucius. Sir, 'tis Cassius at the door,
Who doth desire to see you. Brutus.
Is he alone? Lucius. No, sir, there are more with him. Brutus.
Do you know them? Lucius. No, sir;
They have their faces buried in their cloaks. Brutus. Let 'em enter. They are the conspirators.
[Exit Lucius L.) (Enter Cassius, Casca, Decius, Cinna, Metellus Cimber, and Trebonius, L.] Cassius. I think we are too bold upon your rest.
Good morrow, Brutus; do we trouble you?