Act III, Scene 3 A street.

Enter CINNA the poet

 

CINNA THE POET I dreamt to-night that I did feast with Caesar,
And things unlucky charge my fantasy:
I have no will to wander forth of doors,
Yet something leads me forth.
  [Enter Citizens]
First Citizen What is your name?
Second Citizen Whither are you going?
Third Citizen Where do you dwell?
Fourth Citizen Are you a married man or a bachelor?
Second Citizen Answer every man directly.
First Citizen Ay, and briefly.
Fourth Citizen Ay, and wisely.
Third Citizen Ay, and truly, you were best.
CINNA THE POET What is my name? Whither am I going? Where do I
dwell? Am I a married man or a bachelor? Then, to
answer every man directly and briefly, wisely and
truly: wisely I say, I am a bachelor.
Second Citizen That's as much as to say, they are fools that marry:
you'll bear me a bang for that, I fear. Proceed; directly.
CINNA THE POET Directly, I am going to Caesar's funeral.
First Citizen As a friend or an enemy?
CINNA THE POET As a friend.
Second Citizen That matter is answered directly.
Fourth Citizen For your dwelling,--briefly.
CINNA THE POET Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol.
Third Citizen Your name, sir, truly.
CINNA THE POET Truly, my name is Cinna.
First Citizen Tear him to pieces; he's a conspirator.
CINNA THE POET I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet.
Fourth Citizen Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad verses.
CINNA THE POET I am not Cinna the conspirator.
Fourth Citizen It is no matter, his name's Cinna; pluck but his
name out of his heart, and turn him going.
Third Citizen Tear him, tear him! Come, brands ho! fire-brands:
to Brutus', to Cassius'; burn all: some to Decius'
house, and some to Casca's; some to Ligarius': away, go!
  [Exeunt]

 

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Full Text Act III, Scene 2 The Forum
Act I, Scene 1 Rome a street. Act III, Scene 3 A street.
Act I, Scene 2 A public place. Act IV, Scene 1 A house in Rome./ Act IV, Scene 2 Camp near Sardis.  Before Brutus tent.
Act I, Scene 3 The same. A street. Act IV Scene 3 Brutus tent.
Act II, Scene 1 Rome Brutus' orchard. Act V, Scene 1 The plains of Philippi
Act II, Scene 2 Caesar's house. Act V, Scene 2 The same. The field of battle./ Act V, Scene 3 Another part of the field.
Act II, Scene 3 A street near the capitol/Act II, Scene 4 Another part of the same street, before the house of Brutus. Act V, Scene 4 Another part of the field./Act V, Scene 5 Another part of the field.
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