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Julius Caesar Scenes


Scene 3

Rome. A street near the capitol.

(Artemidorus)

Artemidorus rereads a letter he hopes to deliver to Caesar, that warns him against the conspirators. (7 lines)

Enter Artemidorus reading a paper.

ART.

“Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius; come not near Casca; have an eye to Cinna; trust not Trebonius; mark well Metellus Cimber; Decius Brutus loves thee not; thou hast wrong’d Caius Ligarius. There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Caesar. If thou beest not immortal, look about you; security gives way to conspiracy. The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover, Artemidorus.”

Here will I stand till Caesar pass along,

And as a suitor will I give him this.

My heart laments that virtue cannot live

Out of the teeth of emulation.

If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayest live;

If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive.

Exit.

 

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