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Julius Caesar

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Enter ANTONY, OCTAVIUS, and LEPIDUS
ANTONY, OCTAVIUS, and LEPIDUS enter.

ANTONY
These many, then, shall die. Their names are pricked.
ANTONY
These ones, then, will be assassinated. Their names are marked.


OCTAVIUS
(to LEPIDUS)
Your brother too must die. Consent you, Lepidus?
OCTAVIUS
(to LEPIDUS) Your brother has to die too. Do you agree, Lepidus?

LEPIDUS
I do consent—
LEPIDUS
I agree—

OCTAVIUS
   Prick him down, Antony.
OCTAVIUS
Put a mark next to his name too, Antony.

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LEPIDUS
Upon condition Publius shall not live,
Who is your sister’s son, Mark Antony.
LEPIDUS
On the condition that your sister’s son, Publius, also must die, Mark Antony.




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ANTONY
He shall not live. Look, with a spot I damn him.
But, Lepidus, go you to Caesar’s house.
Fetch the will hither, and we shall determine
How to cut off some charge in legacies.
ANTONY
He will die. See—I’ve sealed his fate with this mark next to his name. But, Lepidus, go to Caesar’s house. Bring his will here, and we’ll figure out a way to reduce his bequests to the people.

LEPIDUS
What, shall I find you here?
LEPIDUS
Will you be here when I return?

OCTAVIUS
Or here, or at the Capitol.
OCTAVIUS
Either here or at the Capitol.
Exit LEPIDUS
LEPIDUS exits.



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ANTONY
This is a slight, unmeritable man,
Meet to be sent on errands. Is it fit,
The threefold world divided, he should stand
One of the three to share it?
ANTONY
He’s an unremarkable man, fit only to be sent on errands. Does it really make sense, once we divide the world into three parts, that he should be one of the three rulers?

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