Enter BRUTUS and
CASSIUS with the PLEBEIANS
We will be satisfied! Let us be satisfied!
Then follow me and give me audience, friends.
—Cassius, go you into the other street
And part the numbers.
5—Those that will hear me speak, let 'em stay
Those that will follow Cassius, go with him,
And public reasons shall be renderèd
Of Caesar’s death.
I will hear
I will hear Cassius and compare their reasons
10When severally we hear them renderèd.
Exit CASSIUS with some of the
BRUTUS goes into the pulpit
The noble Brutus is ascended. Silence!
Be patient till the last.
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! Hear me for my cause,
and be silent that you may hear. Believe me for mine honor,
and have respect to mine honor that you may believe.
Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses that
you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly,
any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say that
Brutus' love to
Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why
Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I
loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.