Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 6 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 200.

LIVES OF THE NOBLE 
 
MARCUS    the Consul, to put them in hart that were in the Capitoll, 
BRUTUS    sent them his sonne for a pledge. Upon this assurance, 
    Brutus and his companions came downe from the Capitoll, 
    where every man saluted and imbraced eche other, among 
    the which, Antonius him selfe did bid Cassius to supper to 
    him: and Lepidus also bad Brutus, and so one bad another, 
    as they had friendship and acquaintance together. The 
    next day following, the Senate being called againe to coun- 
    sell, did first of all commend Antonius, for that he had 
    wisely stayed and quenched the beginning of a civill warre: 
    then they also gave Brutus and his consorts great prayses, 
    and lastly they appoynted them severall governments of 
    provinces. For unto Brutus, they appoynted Creta: Africk, 
    unto Cassius: Asia, unto Trebonius: Bithynia, unto Cimber: 
    and unto the other Decius Brutus Albinus, Gaule on 
    this side the Alpes. When this was done, they came to 
Caesars will,    talke of Caesars will and testament, and of his funeralls and 
and funeralls.    tombe. Then Antonius thinking good his testament should 
    be red openly, and also that his body should be honorably 
    buried, and not in hugger mugger, least the people might 
    thereby take occasion to be worse offended if they did other- 
    wise: Cassius stowtly spake against it. But Brutus went 
    with the motion, and agreed unto it: wherein it seemeth he 
Brutus com-    committed a second fault. For the first fault he did was, 
mitted two    when he would not consent to his fellow conspirators, that 
great faults    Antonius should be slayne: and therefore he was justly 
after Caesars    accused, that thereby he had saved and strengthened a 
death.    stronge and grievous enemy of their conspiracy. The second 
    fault was, when he agreed that Caesars funeralls should be as 
    Antonius would have them: the which in deede marred all. 
    For first of all, when Caesars testament was openly red 
    amonge them, whereby it appeared that he bequeathed unto 
    every Citizen of Rome, 75 Drachmas a man, and that he left 
    his gardens and arbors unto the people, which he had on this 
    side of the river of Tyber, in the place where now the temple 
Antonius    of Fortune is built: the people then loved him, and were 
funerall or-    marvelous sory for him. Afterwards when Caesars body was 
tion for    brought into the market place, Antonius making his funerall 
Caesar.    oration in praise of the dead, according to the auncient 
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