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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Julius Caesar :   Act 5, Scene 4

      Alarum. Enter BRUTUS, MESSALA, [young] CATO,   
      LUCILIUS, and FLAVIUS.   
      Yet, countrymen, O, yet hold up your heads!   
      [Exit, followed by Messala and Flavius.]   
      What bastard doth not? Who will go with me?   What bastard doth not? i.e., who would be such a
      I will proclaim my name about the field:   bastard as to give up?
      I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!   
5.4.5      A foe to tyrants, and my country's friend;   
      I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!   
      Enter Soldiers and fight.   
      And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I;   
      Brutus, my country's friend; know me for Brutus!   
      [Young Cato is slain.]   
      O young and noble Cato, art thou down?   
5.4.10      Why, now thou diest as bravely as Titinius;   
      And mayst be honour'd, being Cato's son.   
      First Soldier [Capturing Lucilius.]   
      Yield, or thou diest.   Yield surrender
                                  Only I yield to die:   Only I yield to die I surrender only in order to die
      [Offering money.]   
      There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight;   There . . . straight here's enough money to make it
      Kill Brutus, and be honour'd in his death.   worth your while to kill me immediately >>>
      First Soldier   
5.4.15      We must not. A noble prisoner!   
      Second Soldier   
      Room, ho! Tell Antony, Brutus is ta'en.   Room i.e., make room, stand aside | ta'en taken,
      First Soldier   
      I'll tell the news. Here comes the general.   
      Enter ANTONY   
      Brutus is ta'en, Brutus is ta'en, my lord.   
      Where is he?   
5.4.20      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,   
5.4.25      He will be found like Brutus, like himself.   
      This is not Brutus, friend; but, I assure you,   
      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,   
5.4.30      And see whether Brutus be alive or dead;   
      And bring us word unto Octavius' tent   
      How every thing is chanced.   is chanced has fallen out