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  • Title: Julius Caesar (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: John D. Cox
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-366-3

    Copyright John D. Cox. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: John D. Cox
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    Julius Caesar (Folio 1, 1623)

    Enter Artemidorus.
    Caesar, beware of Brutus, take heede of Cassius; come not
    kk5 neere
    118The Tragedie of Julius Caesar
    neere Caska, haue an eye to Cynna, trust not Trebonius, marke
    well Metellus Cymber, Decius Brutus loues thee not: Thou
    hast wrong'd Caius Ligarius. There is but one minde in all
    these men, and it is bent against Caesar: If thou beest not Im-
    1135mortall, looke about you: Security giues way to Conspiracie.
    The mighty Gods defend thee.
    Thy Louer, Artemidorus.
    Heere will I stand, till Caesar passe along,
    And as a Sutor will I giue him this:
    1140My heart laments, that Vertue cannot liue
    Out of the teeth of Emulation.
    If thou reade this, O Caesar, thou mayest liue;
    If not, the Fates with Traitors do contriue. Exit.