Enter ARTEMIDORUS, reading a letter
“Caesar, 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 Caesar. If thou beest not immortal,
look about you. Security gives way to conspiracy. The
mighty gods defend thee!
10Here will I stand till Caesar 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 Caesar, thou mayst live.
15If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive.