Drum. Enter BRUTUS with
LUCIUS, LUCILLIUS, and the army.
TITINIUS and PINDARUS meet them
Give the word, ho, and stand.
What now, Lucillius? Is Cassius near?
He is at hand, and Pindarus is come
5To do you salutation from his master.
He greets me well.—Your master, Pindarus,
In his own change or by ill officers
Hath given me some worthy cause to wish
Things done, undone. But if he be at hand
10I shall be satisfied.
I do not doubt
But that my noble master will appear
Such as he is, full of regard and honor.
He is not doubted.—A word, Lucillius.
15How he received you, let me be resolved.
With courtesy and with respect enough.
But not with such familiar instances
Nor with such free and friendly conference
As he hath used of old.
20A hot friend cooling. Ever note, Lucillius,
When love begins to sicken and decay,
It useth an enforcèd ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith.
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
25Make gallant show and promise of their mettle.