Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 5 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 64.

IULIUS     a time to his frendes, What will Cassius doe, thinke ye? I 
CÆSAR     like not his pale lookes. An other time when Caesars frendes 
      complained unto him of Antonius, and Dolabella, that they 
      pretended some mischiefe* towardes him: he aunswered them 
      againe, As for those fatte men and smooth comed heades, 
      quoth he, I never reckon of them: but these pale visaged 
      and carian leane people, I feare them most, meaning Brutus 
      and Cassius. Certainly, destenie may easier be foreseene, 
Predictions,     then avoyded: considering the straunge and wonderfull 
and fore-     signes that were sayd to be seene before Caesars death. For, 
shewes of     touching the fires in the element, and spirites running up 
Caesars death.     and downe in the night, and also these solitarie birdes to be 
      seene at noone dayes sittinge in the great market place: are 
      not all these signes perhappes worth the noting, in such a 
      wonderfull chaunce as happened? But Strabo the Philosopher 
      wryteth, that divers men were seene going up and downe in 
      fire: and furthermore, that there was a slave of the souldiers, 
      that did cast a marvelous burning flame out of his hande, 
      insomuch as they that saw it, thought he had bene burnt, 
      but when the fire was out, it was found he had no hurt. 
      Caesar selfe also doing sacrifice unto the goddes, found that 
      one of the beastes which was sacrificed had no hart: and 
      that was a straunge thing in nature, how a beast could live 
      without a hart. Furthermore, there was a certaine Sooth- 
      sayer that had geven Caesar warning long time affore, to take 
Caesars day     heede of the day of the Ides of Marche, (which is the fifteenth 
of his death     of the moneth) for on that day he shoulde be in great daunger. 
prognosti-     That day being come, Caesar going unto the Senate house, 
cated by a     and speaking merily to the Soothsayer, tolde him, The Ides 
Soothsayer.     of Marche be come: So be they, softly aunswered the Sooth- 
      sayer, but yet are they not past. And the very day before, 
      Caesar supping with Marcus Lepidus, sealed certaine letters 
      as he was wont to do at the bord : so talke falling out 
      amongest them, reasoning what death was best: he prevent- 
      ing their opinions, cried out alowde, Death unlooked for. 
      Then going to bedde the same night as his manner was, and 
      lying with his wife Calpurnia, all the windowes and dores of 
      his chamber flying open, the noyse awooke him, and made 
      him affrayed when he saw such light: but more, when he