Julius Caesar :   Act 4, Scene 2


    
      Drum. Enter BRUTUS, LUCILIUS, [LUCIUS,]   
      and the army. TITINIUS and PINDARUS meet them.   
    
      BRUTUS   
      Stand, ho!   Stand halt
    
      LUCILIUS   
      Give the word, ho! and stand.   Give . . . stand pass the word along and halt
    
      BRUTUS   
      What now, Lucilius! is Cassius near?   
    
      LUCILIUS   
      He is at hand; and Pindarus is come   
4.2.5      To do you salutation from his master.   
    
      BRUTUS   
      He greets me well. Your master, Pindarus,   He greets me well i.e., he has sent a worthy man
      In his own change, or by ill officers,   In . . . officers because his feelings toward me have
      Hath given me some worthy cause to wish   changed, or by the actions of unworthy subordinates
      Things done, undone: but, if he be at hand,   some worthy cause fairly good cause
4.2.10      I shall be satisfied.   if . . . satisfied i.e., since he's at hand (so I can talk to
    him), I'm sure he'll explain things satisfactorily
      PINDARUS   
                                  I do not doubt   
      But that my noble master will appear   appear i.e., arrive here
      Such as he is, full of regard and honour.   full of regard respectful, and worthy of respect
    
      BRUTUS   
      He is not doubted. A word, Lucilius;   A word a private word (Pindarus is not to hear.)
      How he received you, let me be resolved.   he i.e., Cassius | resolved informed
    
      LUCILIUS   
4.2.15      With courtesy and with respect enough;   
      But not with such familiar instances,   familiar instances signs of open friendship
      Nor with such free and friendly conference,   conference conversation
      As he hath used of old.   
    
      BRUTUS   
                                    Thou hast described   
      A hot friend cooling: ever note, Lucilius,   
4.2.20      When love begins to sicken and decay,   
      It useth an enforced ceremony.   enforced ceremony strained formality
      There are no tricks in plain and simple faith;   faith trust
      But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,   hollow insincere | hot at hand spirited when the
      Make gallant show and promise of their mettle;   rider first takes the reins | mettle courage, spirit
    
      Low march within.   Low march within faint drumbeat offstage
    
4.2.25      But when they should endure the bloody spur,   when . . . spur i.e., when they are ridden into battle
      They fall their crests, and, like deceitful jades,   fall their crests lower their necks | jades nags
      Sink in the trial. Comes his army on?   Sink in the trial fail in the battle
    
      LUCILIUS   
      They mean this night in Sardis to be quarter'd;   Sardis (In present-day Turkey, 60 miles inland.)
      The greater part, the horse in general,   quarter'd camped | horse in general all the cavalry
4.2.30      Are come with Cassius.   
    
      Enter CASSIUS and his powers.   his powers his soldiers
    
      BRUTUS   
                                   Hark! he is arrived.   
      March gently on to meet him.   gently slowly, showing no hostile intent
    
      CASSIUS   
      Stand, ho!   Stand halt
    
      BRUTUS   
      Stand, ho! Speak the word along.   Speak the word along pass the word on
    
      First Soldier   
      Stand!   
    
      Second Soldier   
4.2.35      Stand!   
    
      Third Soldier   
      Stand!   
    
      CASSIUS   
      Most noble brother, you have done me wrong.   
    
      BRUTUS   
      Judge me, you gods! wrong I mine enemies?   
      And, if not so, how should I wrong a brother?   
    
      CASSIUS   
4.2.40      Brutus, this sober form of yours hides wrongs,   sober form dignified manner and appearance
      And when you do them—   
    
      BRUTUS   
                                   Cassius, be content.   be content keep calm
      Speak your griefs softly: I do know you well.   griefs grievances | I . . . well i.e., we're friends, so
      Before the eyes of both our armies here,   you don't have to shout to make me listen
      Which should perceive nothing but love from us,   
4.2.45      Let us not wrangle. Bid them move away;   
      Then in my tent, Cassius, enlarge your griefs,   enlarge your griefs fully express your grievances
      And I will give you audience.   give you audience hear you out
    
      CASSIUS   
                                                 Pindarus,   
      Bid our commanders lead their charges off   their charges soldiers in their charge
      A little from this ground.   
    
      BRUTUS   
4.2.50      Lucius, do you the like; and let no man   
      Come to our tent till we have done our conference.   
      Let Lucilius and Titinius guard our door.   
    
      Exeunt. Manent Brutus and Cassius.   Exeunt . . . Cassius (All except Brutus and Cassius
    go offstage, indicating that the two of them are
    now in Brutus' tent.)






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