• Alarum. Enter BRUTUS and MESSALA

    BRUTUS

    Ride, ride, Messala, ride, and give these bills
    Unto the legions on the other side.
    Low alarum
    Let them set on at once, for I perceive
    But cold demeanor in Octavius' wing,
    5And sudden push gives them the overthrow.
    Ride, ride, Messala. Let them all come down.
    Exeunt severally
  • Sounds of battle. BRUTUS and MESSALA enter.

    BRUTUS

    Ride, ride, Messala, ride, and give these dispatches to our forces on the other side.
    Faint sounds of battle.
    They should advance immediately, because I sense Octavius’s side is a bit fainthearted right now, and a sudden push would overthrow him. Ride, ride, Messala. Let Cassius’s wing mount a surprise attack.
    They exit in opposite directions.