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The ghost of Cæsar hath appear'd to me
hour is come.
Not so, my lord.
[alarum still. Cli. Fly, fly, my lord: there is no tarrying here. Bru. Farewell to you ;-and you ;—and you,
Vo lumnius. Strato, thou hast been all this while asleep; Farewell to thee too, Strato.—Countrymen, My heart doth joy, that yet, in all my life, I found no man, but he was true to me. I shall have glory by this losing day, More than Octavius and Mark Antony, By this vile conquest, shall attain unto. So, fare you well at once ; for Brutus' tongue Hath almost ended his life's history : Night hangs upon mine eyes; my bones would
rest, That have but labor'd to attain this hour.
(alarum. Cry within ; Fly, fly, fly.'
Cli. Fly, my lord, fly.
Hence. I will follow.
it. Wilt thou, Strato? Stra. Give me your hand first. Fare you well,
Bru. Farewell, good Strato.—Cæsar, now be still : I kill'd not thee with half so good a will.
[he runs on his sword, and dies.
Alarum. Retreat. Enter OCTAVIUS, ANTONY, MESSALA,
LUCILIUS, and their army. Oct. What man is that? Mes. My master's man.-Strato, where is thy
master ? Stra. Free from the bondage you are in, Messala : The conquerors can but make a fire of him; For Brutus only overcame himself, And no man else hath honor by his death. Lucil. So Brutus should be found.—I thank thec,
Brutus, That thou hast proved Lucilius' saying true. Oct. All that served Brutus, I will entertain
1 Take them into my service.
Fellow, wilt thou bestow thy time with me?
Stra. Ay, if Messala will prefer 1 me to you.
Mes. Octavius, then take him to follow thee,
Ant. This was the noblest Roman of them all.
say to all the world, • This was a man!'
END OF VOL. X.