a child as soon
As i' the command of Caesar: I dare him therefore
To lay his gay comparisons apart,
answer me declined, sword against sword,
Ourselves alone. I'll write it: follow me.
Exeunt MARK ANTONY and EUPHRONIUS
[Aside] Yes, like enough, high-battled Caesar will
Unstate his happiness, and be staged to the show,
a sworder! I see men's judgments are
A parcel of their fortunes; and things outward
Do draw the inward
quality after them,
To suffer all alike. That he should dream,
Knowing all measures, the full Caesar will
his emptiness! Caesar, thou hast subdued
His judgment too.
Enter an Attendant
A messenger from CAESAR.
What, no more ceremony? See, my women!
Against the blown rose may they stop their nose
unto the buds. Admit him, sir.
[Aside] Mine honesty and I begin to square.
The loyalty well held to fools does make
Our faith mere folly: yet
he that can endure
To follow with allegiance a fall'n lord
Does conquer him that did his master conquer
earns a place i' the story.
Hear it apart.
None but friends: say boldly.
So, haply, are they friends to Antony.
He needs as many, sir, as Caesar has;
Or needs not us. If Caesar please, our master
Will leap to be his
friend: for us, you know,
Whose he is we are, and that is, Caesar's.
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