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And let us presently go sit in council,
Oct. Let us do so : for we are at the stake,
enemies; And some, that smile, have in their hearts, I fear, Millions of mischiefs.
Before Brutus's tent, in the camp near Sardis. Drum.
Enter BRUTUS, LUCILIUS, LUCIUS, and Soldiers ; TITINIUS and PINDARUS meeting them. Bru. Stand, ho! Lucil. Give the word, ho! and stand. Bru. What now, Lucilius ? is Cassius near?
Lucil. He is at hand; and Pindarus is come To do you salutation from his master.
[Pindarus gives a letter to Brutus. Bru. He greets me well.—Your master, Pin
I do not doubt,
Bru. He is not doubted.-A word, Lucilius :
Lucil. With courtesy, and with respect enough ;
Thou hast described
army Lucil. They mean this night in Sardis to be
quarter'd; The greater part, the horse in general, Are come with Cassius.
[march within Bru.
Hark, he is arrived :March gently on to meet him.
Enter CASSIUS and Soldiers. Cas. Stand, ho! Bru. Stand ho! Speak the word along. Within. Stand. Within. Stand. Within. Stand. Cas. Most noble brother, you have done me
wrong. Bru. Judge me, you gods! Wrong I mine ene
And, if not so, how should I wrong a brother?
wrongs; And, when
do them, Bru.
Cassius, be content; Speak your griefs 1 softly ;—I do know
Bru. Lucilius, do you the like; and let no man Come to our tent, till we have done our conference. Let Lucius and Titinius guard our door. [Exeunt.
Within the tent of Brutus ; Lucius and Titinius at
some distance from it.
Enter BRUTUS and CASSIUS. Cas. That you have wrong'd me doth appear in
this :You have condemn'd and noted Lucius Pella, For taking bribes here of the Sardians;
i For grievances.
Wherein, my letters, praying on his side,
nice 1 offence should bear his comment.
Cas. I an itching palm?
Bru. The name of Cassius honors this corruption, And chastisement doth therefore hide his head.
Cas. Chastisement !
Brutus, bait not me;
Go to; you are not, Cassius.
Cas. Urge me no more; I shall forget myself: Have mind upon your health; tempt me no farther.
Bru. Away, slight man!
Hear me, for I will speak.
this? Bru. All this? ay, more: fret till your proud
Is it come to this?
I 'll use you
To limit my authority by your direction or censura.