Act 5, Scene 4

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[Alarum. Enter fighting, Soldiers of both armies; then Brutus, Cato, Lucilius, and others.]

Brutus

Yet, countrymen, O, yet hold up your heads!
[Exit Brutus.]

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!
A foe to tyrants, and my country's friend.
I am the son of Marcus Cato, ho!

Lucilius

And I am Brutus, Marcus Brutus, I!
Brutus, my country's friend! Know me for Brutus!
[Cato is killed.]

Lucilius

O young and noble Cato, art thou down?
Why, now thou diest as bravely as Titinius,
And mayst be honored, being Cato's son.
[Lucilius is taken prisoner.]

First Soldier

Yield, or thou diest.

Lucilius

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

First Soldier

We must not. A noble prisoner!

Second Soldier

Room, ho! Tell Antony, Brutus is ta'en.

First Soldier

I'll tell the news. Here comes the general.
[Enter Antony.]
Brutus is ta'en, Brutus is ta'en, my lord!

Antony

Where is he?

Lucilius

Safe, Antony, Brutus is safe enough.
I dare assure thee that no enemy
Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus.
The gods defend him from so great a shame!
When you do find him, or alive or dead,
He will be found like Brutus, like himself.

Antony

This is not Brutus, friend, but, I assure you,
A prize no less in worth. Keep this man safe;
Give him all kindness. I had rather have
Such men my friends than enemies. Go on,
And see whether Brutus be alive or dead;
And bring us word unto Octavius' tent
How every thing is chanced.
[Exeunt.]