The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
Act 2, Scene 3
- Year Published: 0
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: White, R.G. ed. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Sully and Kleinteich.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 11.0
- Word Count: 137
- Genre: Tragedy
- Keywords: envy, fate, free will, power
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William Shakespeare, "Act 2, Scene 3," The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Lit2Go Edition, (0), accessed March 25, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/76/the-tragedy-of-julius-caesar/1248/act-2-scene-3/.
SCENE III. A street near the Capitol.
[Enter Artemidorus, reading paper.]
“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
wrong’d Caius Ligarius. There is but one mind in all these men,
and it is bent against Caesar. If thou be’st not immortal, look
about you: security gives way to conspiracy. The mighty gods
Thy lover, Artemidorus.”
Here 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 mayest live;
If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive.