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The facsimile opposite represents page two in Mr. William A. White's copy of the fifth quarto edition. Three copies of this edition are known to survive.

Julius

M E N.
Ulius Cæfar

Oētavius Cæfar
Antony
Brutus
Calius

Caska Conspirators Trebonius against

Ligarius
Cæfar. Decius Brutus

Metellus Cimber
Cinna
Flavius
Murellus

Artemidorus
Friends to Meffala
Brutus. Titinius

Cinna the Poet

Mr. Goodman.
Mr. Perrin.
Mr. Kynafton.
Mr. Betterton.
Mr. Smith.
Mr. Griffin.
Mr. Saunders,
Mr. Bowman.
Mr.Williams.
Mr. Mount fort.
Mr. Carlisle.
Mr. Norris.
Mr.
Mr. Percival.
Mr. Wiltshire.
Mr. Gillo.
Mr. Jevon.
Mr.
Mr.Underhill.
Mr. Lee.
Mr. Bright.

Lucius Servant to? }

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Plebeians

W O M E N.
Calphurnia
Portia

Md. Slingsby.
Mrs. Cook.

GUARDS and ATTENDANTS.

SCENE, for the Three firft Afts, and Beginning of the Fourth,

in Rome, for the Remainder of the Fourth, near Sardis; for the Fifth, in the Fields of Philippi.

JULIUS CÆSAR
OCTAVIUS CÆSAR,

Triumvirs after the Death
MARCUS ANTONIUS,

of Julius Cæsar
M. Æmilius LEPIDUS,
CICERO,
PUBLIUS, Senators
POPILIUS LENA,
MARCUS BRUTUS,
CAIUS CASSIUS,
CASCA,
TREBONIUS,

Conspirators against Julius
LIGARIUS,

Cæsar
Decius BRUTUS,
METELLUS CIMBER,
CINNA,
Flavius and MARULLUS, Tribunes
ARTEMIDORUS, a Sophist of Cnidos
A Soothsayer
CINNA, a Poet
Another Poet
LUCILIUS,
TITINIUS,

Friends to Brutus and Cassius
Young Cato,
VOLUMNIUS,
VARRO,
CLITUS,
CLAUDIUS,

Servants to Brutus
STRATO,
Lucius,
DARDANIUS,
PINDARUS, Servant to Cassius
CALPURNIA, Wife to Cæsar
PORTIA, Wife to Brutus
Commoners, or Plebeians, of Rome; Senators, Guards,

Attendants, etc.
SCENE: Act I-Act IV, Scene i, at Rome; Act IV,

Scenes and iii, near Sardis, in Asia Minor;
Act V, the plains near Philippi, in Macedonia.]

MESSALA,

The Tragedy of Julius Cæsar

ACT FIRST

Scene One

[Rome. A Street] Enter Flavius, Marullus, and certain Commoners oder

the Stage. Flav. Hence! home, you idle creatures, get you

home:
Is this a holiday? What! know you not,
Being mechanical, you ought not walk
Upon a labouring day without the sign

4 Of your profession? Speak, what trade art thou?

Car. Why, sir, a carpenter.

Mar. Where is thy leather apron, and thy rule?
What dost thou with thy best apparel on?
You, sir, what trade are you?

Cob. Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you

would Mar. But what trade art thou? Answer me di

rectly.

Cob. A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience; which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles. Mar. What trade, thou knave? thou naughty knave, what trade?

16 Scene One S. d. Marullus; cf. n. 3 mechanical: of the laboring class walk: go about the streets 4,5 sign profession: artisan's garb and implements 10 in respect of: in comparison with

11 cobbler: bungler 12 directly: plainly, without evasion 16 naughty: wicked, worthless 18 be out: have hole in shoe 25 with awl; cf. n.

say, a cobbler.

12

Cob. Nay, I beseech you, sir, be not out with me: yet, if you be out, sir, I can mend you.

Mar. What mean'st thou by that? Mend me, thou saucy fellow?

20 Cob. Why, sir, cobble you. Flav. Thou art a cobbler, art thou?

Cob. Truly, sir, all that I live by is with the awl: I meddle with no tradesman's matters, nor women's matters, but with awl. I am, in- 25 deed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they are in great danger, I recover them. As proper men as ever trod upon neat's leather have gone upon my handiwork.

29 Flav. But wherefore art not in thy shop to-day? Why dost thou lead these men about the streets ?

Cob. Truly, sir, to wear out their shoes, to get myself into more work. But, indeed, sir, we make holiday to see Cæsar and to rejoice in his triumph. Mar. Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings

he home? What tributaries follow him to Rome To grace in captive bonds his chariot wheels? You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless

things! O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, 40 Knew you not Pompey? Many a time and oft Have you climb'd up to walls and battlements, To towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat 44 The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome: 17 out: out of temper

27 proper: goodly, worthy 28 neat's leather: cowhide

35 triumph; cf. n.

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