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Julius Cæsar, II. ii

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Lig. Set on your foot,
And with a heart new-fir'd I follow you,332
To do I know not what; but it sufficeth
That Brutus leads me on.Thunder.

Bru. Follow me then.Exeunt.

Scene Two

[Cæsar's House]

Thunder and lightning. Enter Julius Cæsar in his night-gown.

Cæs. Nor heaven nor earth have been at peace to-night:
Thrice hath Calpurnia in her sleep cried out,
'Help, ho! They murder Cæsar!' Who's within?

Enter a Servant.

Serv. My lord!4

Cæs. Go bid the priests do present sacrifice,
And bring me their opinions of success.

Serv. I will, my lord.Exit.

Enter Calpurnia.

Cal. What mean you, Cæsar? Think you to walk forth?8
You shall not stir out of your house to-day.

Cæs. Cæsar shall forth: the things that threaten'd me
Ne'er look'd but on my back; when they shall see
The face of Cæsar, they are vanished.12

Cal. Cæsar, I never stood on ceremonies,

Scene Two S. d. night-gown: dressing-gown
5 present: immediate
6 success: the future
13 stood on ceremonies: laid stress on omens