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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.
M E N.
Caska Conspirators Trebonius against
Cinna the Poet
Lucius Servant to? }
W O M E N.
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.
Triumvirs after the Death
of Julius Cæsar
Conspirators against Julius
Friends to Brutus and Cassius
Servants to Brutus
Scenes iï and iii, near Sardis, in Asia Minor;
The Tragedy of Julius Cæsar
[Rome. A Street] Enter Flavius, Marullus, and certain Commoners oder
the Stage. Flav. Hence! home, you idle creatures, get you
4 Of your profession? Speak, what trade art thou?
Car. Why, sir, a carpenter.
Mar. Where is thy leather apron, and thy rule?
Cob. Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you
would Mar. But what trade art thou? Answer me di
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.
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.