Enter PORTIA and
I prithee, boy, run to the senate house.
Stay not to answer me, but get thee gone.
Why dost thou stay?
To know my
I would have had thee there and here again
5Ere I can tell thee what thou shouldst do there.
—O constancy, be strong upon my side,
Set a huge mountain ’tween my heart and tongue!
I have a man’s mind but a woman’s might.
How hard it is for women to keep counsel!
10—Art thou here yet?
should I do?
Run to the Capitol, and nothing else?
And so return to you, and nothing else?
Yes, bring me word, boy, if thy lord look well,
For he went sickly forth. And take good note
15What Caesar doth, what suitors press to him.
Hark, boy! What noise is that?
I hear none, madam.
Prithee, listen well.
I heard a bustling rumor like a fray,
20And the wind brings it from the Capitol.
Sooth, madam, I hear nothing.
Enter the SOOTHSAYER