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Triumvirs, after the death of
Conspirators against Julius TREBONIUS,
Cæsar. LIGARIUS, Decius BRUTUS, METELLUS CIMBER, FLAvius and MARULLUS, Tribunes. ARTEMIDORUS of Cnidos, a teacher of Rhetoric. CINNA, a Poet; another Poet; a Soothsayer. LUCILIUS, TITINIUS, Messala, Young Cato, and
VOLUMNIUS, friends to Brutus and Cassius. VARRO, CLITUS, CLAUDIUS, STRATO, Lucius, and
DARDANIUS, servants to Brutus. PINDARUS, servant to Cassius.
CALPHURNIA, wife to Cæsar.
Senators, Citizens, Guards, Attendants, &c.
SCENE,-ROME; SARDIS; and near PhilipPI.
Enter FLAVIUS, MARULLUS, and a rabble of Citizens.
Being mechanical, you ought not
walk, Upon a labouring day, without the sign Of your profession ?-Speak, what trade art thou?
i Cit. Why, sir, a carpenter. Mar. Where is thy leather apron, and thy
rule ? What dost thou with thy best apparel on ?You, sir ; what trade are you?
2 Cit. Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler. Mar. But what trade art thou? Answer me
directly. 2 Cit. A trade, sir, that I hope I may use with a safe conscience; which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles.