• Alarum. Enter BRUTUS, MESSALA, CATO, LUCILLIUS, and FLAVIO

    BRUTUS

    Yet, countrymen, O, yet hold up your heads!
    Exeunt BRUTUS, MESSALA, and FLAVIO

    CATO

    What bastard doth not? Who will go with me?
    I will proclaim my name about the field.
    I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!
    5A foe to tyrants, and my country’s friend.
    I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!
    Enter ANTONY and OCTAVIUS' SOLDIERS Fight

    LUCILLIUS

    And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I!
    Brutus, my country’s friend. Know me for Brutus!
    SOLDIERS kill young CATO
    O young and noble Cato, art thou down?
    10Why, now thou diest as bravely as Titinius,
    And mayst be honored, being Cato’s son.

    FIRST SOLDIER

    (to LUCILLIUS) Yield, or thou diest.

    LUCILLIUS

         Only I yield to die.
    There is so much that thou wilt kill me straight.
    Kill Brutus, and be honored in his death.

    FIRST SOLDIER

    15We must not. A noble prisoner!
  • Sounds of battle. BRUTUS,MESSALA, CATO, LUCILLIUS, and FLAVIO enter.

    BRUTUS

    Keep on, countrymen. Oh, keep your heads up, even now!
    BRUTUS, MESSALA, and FLAVIO exit.

    CATO

    Who is so low that he wouldn’t? Who will advance with me? I will proclaim my name around the field. I am the son of Marcus Cato! An enemy to tyrants and a friend to my country. I am the son of Marcus Cato!
    ANTONY and OCTAVIUS' SOLDIERS enter and fight.

    LUCILLIUS

    And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus. Brutus, my country’s friend. Know that I am Brutus!
    SOLDIERS kill young CATO.
    Oh, young and noble Cato, have you been slain? Why, you die now as bravely as Titinius. And you, being Cato’s son, will be honored.

    FIRST SOLDIER

    (to LUCILLIUS ) Surrender or you will die.

    LUCILLIUS

    I’d rather die. Here is some money for you to kill me immediately. Kill Brutus and be honored by the killing.

    FIRST SOLDIER

    We must not. He is a noble prisoner!