The Same. A Street near the Capitol.
Enter ARTEMIDORUS, reading a paper.
| Art. Cæsar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius; come not near Casca; have an eye to Cinna; trust not Trebonius; mark well Metellus Cimber; Decius Brutus loves thee not; thou hast wronged Caius Ligarius. There is but one mind in all these men, and it is bent against Cæsar. If thou be'st not immortal, look about you: security gives way to conspiracy. The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover, ARTEMIDORUS.|
|Here will I stand till Cæsar pass along,|
|And as a suitor will I give him this.|
|My heart laments that virtue cannot live|
|Out of the teeth of emulation.|
|If thou read this, O Cæsar! thou mayst live;|
|If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive. [Exit.|
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