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ANTONY.
Moreover, he has left you all his walks,
His private gardens, and new-planted orchards
On this fide Tiber, here he gives to you,
And to your heirs for ever; publick pleasures,
To walk abroad, and recreate yourselves.
Here was a CAESAR! when comes such another?

ALL.
O never, never; come, Sirs, come away.

ANTONY.
Hold, hold, my masters, stay one moment longer;
Now keep your hearts from breaking if you can:
Prepare ye now to burst with grief and anger.
Behold this scroll, the very hand of CAESAR!
In it he notes this firm and settled purpose;
First to subdue the Parthians, our worst foes,
And then restore Rome to her ancient freedom.
“ I'll keep the pow'r, faith he, of Rome's dictator,
« Till I have vanquish'd all her enemies:
Then, oh ye Gods!

may

she be free for ever, " Tho’at the expence of all our dearest blood ! " That precious blood is here indeed let out, But where's the liberty we purchase by it? Slaves as we are to murderers and villains.

i Citizen. We'll burn his body in the holy place, And with the brands fire all the villains houses.

2 Citizen. Take up the body.

3 Citizen.

Go, set fire; pull down

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The very senate-bouse where Caesar dy'd.

ANTONY. So, let it work: mischief, thou art afoot, Take now what course thou wilt! destruction, ruin, The baneful issue of fo black a deed!

Ambition, when unbounded, brings a curse;
But an assassinate deserves a worse.

THE END.

Τ Η Ε

TRA G E DY

OF

MARCUS BRUTUS

WITH THE

PROLOGUE,

AND THE

TWO LAST CHORUS'S.

WRITTEN BY HIS GRACE

JOHN DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.

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OUR scene is Athens. And great Athens nam’d,

What soul fo dull as not to be inflam'd?
Methinks, at mentioning that sacred place,
A rey’rend awe appears in ev'ry face,
For men so fam'd, of such prodigious parts,
As taught the world all sciences and arts.

Amidst all these, ye shall behold a man
The most applauded since mankind began;
Out-shining ev'n thofe Greeks who molt excel;
Whose life was one fix'd course of doing well.

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