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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: John D. Cox
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Julius Caesar (Modern)

Alarum. Enter Brutus, Messala, young Cato, Lucilius, and Flavius.
Brutus Yet, countrymen, oh yet, hold up your heads!
[Exit fighting, followed by Messala and Flavius.]
Cato What bastard doth not? Who will go with me?
2605I will proclaim my name about the field.
I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!
A foe to tyrants, and my country's friend.
I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!
Enter soldiers and fight.
Lucilius 2610And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I!
Brutus, my country's friend! Know me for Brutus!
[Young Cato is killed.]
O young and noble Cato, art thou down?
Why now thou diest as bravely as Titinius
And mayst be honor'd, being Cato's son.
26151 Soldier
Yield, or thou diest!
Only I yield to die.
There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight.
Kill Brutus, and be honored in his death.
1 Soldier We must not. A noble prisoner!
Enter Antony.
2 Soldier Room, ho! Tell Antony, Brutus is ta'en.
1 Soldier I'll tell the news. Here comes the general.
Brutus is ta'en! Brutus is ta'en, my lord!
Antony Where is he?
2625Lucilius Safe, Antony. Brutus is safe enough.
I dare assure thee that no enemy
Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus.
The gods defend him from so great a shame!
When you do find him, or alive or dead,
2630He will be found like Brutus, like himself.
Antony This is not Brutus, friend, but I assure you,
A prize no less in worth. Keep this man safe;
Give him all kindness. I had rather have
Such men my friends than enemies. Go on,
2635And see whe'er Brutus be alive or dead,
And bring us word unto Octavius' tent
How everything is chanced.