Julius Caesar

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Alarums. Alarums JC V.iii.1.1
Enter Cassius and Titinius.Enter Cassius and Titinius JC V.iii.1.2
Cassi. CASSIUS  
O looke Titinius, looke, the Villaines flye:O, look, Titinius, look, the villains fly. JC V.iii.1
My selfe haue to mine owne turn'd Enemy:Myself have to mine own turned enemy: JC V.iii.2
This Ensigne heere of mine was turning backe,This ensign here of mine was turning back;ensign (n.)

old form: Ensigne
JC V.iii.3
I slew the Coward, and did take it from him.I slew the coward, and did take it from him. JC V.iii.4
O Cassius, Brutus gaue the word too early,O Cassius, Brutus gave the word too early, JC V.iii.5
Who hauing some aduantage on Octauius,Who, having some advantage on Octavius, JC V.iii.6
Tooke it too eagerly: his Soldiers fell to spoyle,Took it too eagerly; his soldiers fell to spoil,spoil (n.)

old form: spoyle
slaughter, destruction, ruination
JC V.iii.7
Whil'st we by Antony are all inclos'd.Whilst we by Antony are all enclosed. JC V.iii.8
Enter Pindarus.Enter Pindarus JC V.i.9
Fly further off my Lord: flye further off,Fly further off, my lord, fly further off! JC V.iii.9
Mark Antony is in your Tents my Lord:Mark Antony is in your tents, my lord.tent (n.)
(plural) encampment
JC V.iii.10
Flye therefore Noble Cassius, flye farre off.Fly therefore, noble Cassius, fly far off!far (adj.)

old form: farre
farther, more distant
JC V.iii.11
This Hill is farre enough. Looke, look TitiniusThis hill is far enough. Look, look, Titinius! JC V.iii.12
Are those my Tents where I perceiue the fire?Are those my tents where I perceive the fire? JC V.iii.13
They are, my Lord.They are, my lord. JC V.iii.14.1
Titinius, if thou louest me,Titinius, if thou lov'st me, JC V.iii.14.2
Mount thou my horse, and hide thy spurres in him,Mount thou my horse, and hide thy spurs in him, JC V.iii.15
Till he haue brought thee vp to yonder TroopesTill he have brought thee up to yonder troops JC V.iii.16
And heere againe, that I may rest assur'dAnd here again, that I may rest assured JC V.iii.17
Whether yond Troopes, are Friend or Enemy.Whether yond troops are friend or enemy. JC V.iii.18
I will be heere againe, euen with a thought. I will be here again, even with a thought. JC V.iii.19
Exit.Exit JC V.iii.20
Cassi. CASSIUS  
Go Pindarus, get higher on that hill,Go, Pindarus, get higher on that hill; JC V.iii.20
My sight was euer thicke: regard Titinius,My sight was ever thick. Regard Titinius,regard (v.)
gaze upon, look down on, observe
JC V.iii.21
thick (adj.)

old form: thicke
dull, dim, poor
And tell me what thou not'st about the Field.And tell me what thou not'st about the field.note (v.)

old form: not'st
observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]
JC V.iii.22
field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Pindarus ascends JC V.iii.23
This day I breathed first, Time is come round,This day I breathed first. Time is come round, JC V.iii.23
And where I did begin, there shall I end,And where I did begin, there shall I end. JC V.iii.24
My life is run his compasse. Sirra, what newes?My life is run his compass. (to Pindarus) Sirrah, what news?sirrah (n.)
sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
JC V.iii.25
compass (n.)
range, reach, limit, scope
compass (n.)
revolution, circuit of time
Aboue. (above) JC V.iii.26
O my Lord.O my lord! JC V.iii.26
What newes?What news? JC V.iii.27
Titinius is enclosed round aboutTitinius is enclosed round about JC V.iii.28
With Horsemen, that make to him on the Spurre,With horsemen, that make to him on the spur,make to (v.)
move towards, go in the direction of
JC V.iii.29
spur, on the

old form: Spurre
at a gallop
Yet he spurres on. Now they are almost on him:Yet he spurs on. Now they are almost on him. JC V.iii.30
Now Titinius. Now some light: O he lights too.Now, Titinius! Now some light. O, he lights too!light (v.)
dismount, descend, alight
JC V.iii.31
Hee's tane. He's ta'en! JC V.iii.32.1
Showt.Shout JC V.iii.32
And hearke, they shout for ioy.And hark! They shout for joy. JC V.iii.32.2
Come downe, behold no more:Come down; behold no more. JC V.iii.33
O Coward that I am, to liue so long,O, coward that I am, to live so long, JC V.iii.34
To see my best Friend tane before my face.To see my best friend ta'en before my face! JC V.iii.35
Enter Pindarus.Enter Pindarus from above JC V.iii.35
Come hither sirrah:Come hither, sirrah. JC V.iii.36
In Parthia did I take thee Prisoner,In Parthia did I take thee prisoner; JC V.iii.37
And then I swore thee, sauing of thy life,And then I swore thee, saving of thy life,save (v.)

old form: sauing
spare, allow to live
JC V.iii.38
That whatsoeuer I did bid thee do,That whatsoever I did bid thee do, JC V.iii.39
Thou should'st attempt it. Come now, keepe thine oath,Thou shouldst attempt it. Come now, keep thine oath;attempt (v.)
undertake, perform, carry out
JC V.iii.40
Now be a Free-man, and with this good SwordNow be a freeman; and with this good sword, JC V.iii.41
That ran through Casars bowels, search this bosome.That ran through Caesar's bowels, search this bosom.search (v.)
probe, explore, examine
JC V.iii.42
Stand not to answer: Heere, take thou the Hilts,Stand not to answer. Here, take thou the hilts,stand (v.)
waste time, delay, wait
JC V.iii.43
And when my face is couer'd, as 'tis now,And when my face is covered, as 'tis now, JC V.iii.44
Guide thou the Sword--- Casar, thou art reueng'd,Guide thou the sword. – Caesar, thou art revenged, JC V.iii.45
Euen with the Sword that kill'd thee.Even with the sword that killed thee. JC V.iii.46
He dies JC V.iii.47
So, I am free, / Yet would not so haue beeneSo, I am free; yet would not so have been, JC V.iii.47
Durst I haue done my will. O Cassius,Durst I have done my will. O Cassius! JC V.iii.48
Farre from this Country Pindarus shall run,Far from this country Pindarus shall run, JC V.iii.49
Where neuer Roman shall take note of him.Where never Roman shall take note of him. JC V.iii.50
Exit JC V.iii.51.1
Enter Titinius and Messala.Enter Titinius and Messala JC V.iii.51.2
Messa. MESSALA  
It is but change, Titinius: for OctauiusIt is but change, Titinius; for Octaviuschange (n.)
change of fortune, new circumstances
JC V.iii.51
Is ouerthrowne by Noble Brutus power,Is overthrown by noble Brutus' power,power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
JC V.iii.52
As Cassius Legions are by Antony.As Cassius' legions are by Antony. JC V.iii.53
These tydings will well comfort Cassius.These tidings will well comfort Cassius. JC V.iii.54
Messa. MESSALA  
Where did you leaue him.Where did you leave him? JC V.iii.55.1
All disconsolate,All disconsolate, JC V.iii.55.2
With Pindarus his Bondman, on this Hill.With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill.bondman (n.)
bondsman, serf, slave
JC V.iii.56
Messa. MESSALA  
Is not that he that lyes vpon the ground?Is not that he that lies upon the ground? JC V.iii.57
He lies not like the Liuing. O my heart!He lies not like the living. O my heart! JC V.iii.58
Messa. MESSALA  
Is not that hee?Is not that he? JC V.iii.59.1
No, this was he Messala,No, this was he, Messala, JC V.iii.59.2
But Cassius is no more. O setting Sunne:But Cassius is no more. O setting sun, JC V.iii.60
As in thy red Rayes thou doest sinke to night;As in thy red rays thou dost sink to night, JC V.iii.61
So in his red blood Cassius day is set.So in his red blood Cassius' day is set. JC V.iii.62
The Sunne of Rome is set. Our day is gone,The sun of Rome is set. Our day is gone; JC V.iii.63
Clowds, Dewes, and Dangers come; our deeds are done:Clouds, dews, and dangers come; our deeds are done. JC V.iii.64
Mistrust of my successe hath done this deed.Mistrust of my success hath done this deed. JC V.iii.65
Messa. MESSALA  
Mistrust of good successe hath done this deed.Mistrust of good success hath done this deed. JC V.iii.66
O hatefull Error, Melancholies Childe:O hateful Error, Melancholy's child, JC V.iii.67
Why do'st thou shew to the apt thoughts of menWhy dost thou show to the apt thoughts of menapt (adj.)
impressionable, susceptible
JC V.iii.68
The things that are not? O Error soone conceyu'd,The things that are not? O Error, soon conceived, JC V.iii.69
Thou neuer com'st vnto a happy byrth,Thou never com'st unto a happy birth, JC V.iii.70
But kil'st the Mother that engendred thee.But kill'st the mother that engendered thee. JC V.iii.71
What Pindarus? Where art thou Pindarus?What, Pindarus! Where art thou, Pindarus? JC V.iii.72
Messa. MESSALA  
Seeke him Titinius, whilst I go to meetSeek him, Titinius, whilst I go to meet JC V.iii.73
The Noble Brutus, thrusting this reportThe noble Brutus, thrusting this report JC V.iii.74
Into his eares; I may say thrusting it:Into his ears. I may say ‘ thrusting ’ it; JC V.iii.75
For piercing Steele, and Darts inuenomed,For piercing steel and darts envenomeddart (n.)
arrow; or: light spear
JC V.iii.76
Shall be as welcome to the eares of Brutus,Shall be as welcome to the ears of Brutus JC V.iii.77
As tydings of this sight.As tidings of this sight. JC V.iii.78.1
Hye you Messala,Hie you, Messala,hie (v.)
hasten, hurry, speed
JC V.iii.78.2
And I will seeke for Pindarus the while:And I will seek for Pindarus the while. JC V.iii.79
Exit Messala JC V.iii.79
Why did'st thou send me forth braue Cassius?Why didst thou send me forth, brave Cassius?brave (adj.)

old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
JC V.iii.80
Did I not meet thy Friends, and did not theyDid I not meet thy friends, and did not they JC V.iii.81
Put on my Browes this wreath of Victorie,Put on my brows this wreath of victory,brow (n.)
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
JC V.iii.82
And bid me giue it thee? Did'st thou not heare their showts?And bid me give it thee? Didst thou not hear their shouts? JC V.iii.83
Alas, thou hast misconstrued euery thing. Alas, thou hast misconstrued everything! JC V.iii.84
But hold thee, take this Garland on thy Brow,But hold thee, take this garland on thy brow;hold (v.)
stop, cease, hold on
JC V.iii.85
Thy Brutus bid me giue it thee, and IThy Brutus bid me give it thee, and I JC V.iii.86
Will do his bidding. Brutus, come apace,Will do his bidding. Brutus, come apace,apace (adv.)
quickly, speedily, at a great rate
JC V.iii.87
And see how I regarded Caius Cassius:And see how I regarded Caius Cassius.regard (v.)
esteem, repute, respect
JC V.iii.88
By your leaue Gods: This is a Romans part,By your leave, gods. This is a Roman's part; JC V.iii.89
Come Cassius Sword, and finde Titinius hart. Come, Cassius' sword, and find Titinius' heart. JC V.iii.90
DiesHe dies JC V.iii.91.1
Alarum. Alarum JC V.iii.91.2
Enter Brutus, Messala, yong Cato, Strato, Volumnius,Enter Brutus, Messala, Young Cato, Strato, Volumnius, JC V.iii.91.3
and Lucillius.Labeo, Flavius, and Lucilius JC V.iii.91.4
Where, where Messala, doth his body lye?Where, where, Messala, doth his body lie? JC V.iii.91
Messa. MESSALA  
Loe yonder, and Titinius mourning it.Lo, yonder, and Titinius mourning it. JC V.iii.92
Titinius face is vpward.Titinius' face is upward.upward (adj.)

old form: vpward
upturned, looking upwards
JC V.iii.93.1
Cato. CATO 
He is slaine.He is slain. JC V.iii.93.2
O Iulius Casar, thou art mighty yet,O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet! JC V.iii.94
Thy Spirit walkes abroad, and turnes our SwordsThy spirit walks abroad, and turns our swords JC V.iii.95
In our owne proper Entrailes. In our own proper entrails.proper (adj.)
very, own
JC V.iii.96.1
Low Alarums.Low alarums JC V.iii.96.1
Cato. CATO 
Braue Titinius,Brave Titinius, JC V.iii.96.2
Looke where he haue not crown'd dead Cassius.Look where he have not crowned dead Cassius. JC V.iii.97
Are yet two Romans liuing such as these?Are yet two Romans living such as these? JC V.iii.98
The last of all the Romans, far thee well:The last of all the Romans, fare thee well!fare ... well (int.)

old form: far thee well
goodbye [to an individual]
JC V.iii.99
It is impossible, that euer RomeIt is impossible that ever Rome JC V.iii.100
Should breed thy fellow. Friends I owe mo tearesShould breed thy fellow. Friends, I owe more tears JC V.iii.101
To this dead man, then you shall see me pay.To this dead man than you shall see me pay. JC V.iii.102
I shall finde time, Cassius: I shall finde time.I shall find time, Cassius, I shall find time. JC V.iii.103
Come therefore, and to Tharsus send his body,Come therefore, and to Thasos send his body.Thasos (n.)
Thassos; island near Philippi, N Greece
JC V.iii.104
His Funerals shall not be in our Campe,His funerals shall not be in our camp, JC V.iii.105
Least it discomfort vs. Lucillius come,Lest it discomfort us. Lucilius, come;discomfort (v.)
discourage, dishearten, dispirit
JC V.iii.106
And come yong Cato, let vs to the Field,And come, young Cato; let us to the field.field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
JC V.iii.107
Labio and Flauio set our Battailes on:Labeo and Flavius, set our battles on.set on (v.)
go forward, advance, proceed
JC V.iii.108
battle (n.)

old form: Battailes
army, fighting force, battalion
'Tis three a clocke, and Romans yet ere night,'Tis three o'clock; and, Romans, yet ere night JC V.iii.109
We shall try Fortune in a second fight. We shall try fortune in a second fight. JC V.iii.110
Exeunt. Exeunt JC V.iii.110
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