A street near the Capitol.
Enter ARTEMIDORUS, reading a paper
'Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius;
come not near Casca; have an eye to Cinna,
Trebonius: mark well Metellus Cimber: Decius Brutus
loves thee not: thou hast wronged Caius
There is but one mind in all these men, and it is
bent against Caesar. If thou beest not immortal,
about you: security gives way to conspiracy.
The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover,
will I stand till Caesar pass along,
And as a suitor will I give him this.
My heart laments that virtue cannot
Out of the teeth of emulation.
If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayst live;
If not, the Fates with traitors
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