Julius Caesar Translation Act 5, Scene 4
Sounds of battle. BRUTUS, MESSALA, Young CATO, LUCILLIUS, and FLAVIO enter.
Yet, countrymen, O, yet hold up your heads!
Fight on, countrymen. Oh, keep holding your heads up high!
BRUTUS, MESSALA, and FLAVIO exit.
What bastard doth not? Who will go with me? I 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!
Who would be such a bastard as to give up? Who will fight on with me? I will proclaim my name around the field. I am the son of Marcus Cato! An enemy to tyrants and a friend to my country. Hey, I am the son of Marcus Cato!
ANTONY and OCTAVIUS' SOLDIERS enter and fight.
And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I!Brutus, my country’s friend. Know me for Brutus!
And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus. Brutus, my country’s friend. Know that I am Brutus!
SOLDIERS kill Young CATO.
O young and noble Cato, art thou down?Why, now thou diest as bravely as Titinius,And mayst be honored, being Cato’s son.
Oh, young and noble Cato, are you killed? Why, you die now as bravely as Titinius did. And you will be honored as Cato’s son.
[to LUCILLIUS] 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.
We must not. A noble prisoner!
Room, ho! Tell Antony Brutus is ta'en.
I’ll tell the news. Here comes the general.—Brutus is ta'en, Brutus is ta'en, my lord.
Where is he?
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, He will be found like Brutus, like himself.
[to SOLDIERS] This is not Brutus, friend, but, I assureyou, 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, And see whether Brutus be alive or dead. And bring us word unto Octavius' tent How everything is chanced.
They exit in opposite directions.
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