Julius Caesar: ‘Thrice refused’ | Shakespeare’s Globe | Rent or Buy on Globe Player


You pull’d me by the cloak; would you speak
with me? Ay, Casca; tell us what hath chanced to-day,
That Caesar looks so sad. Why, you were with him, were you not? I should not then ask Casca what had chanced. Why, there was a crown offered him: and being
offered him, he put it by with the back of thus; and then the people fell a-shouting. What was the second noise for? Why, for that too. They shouted thrice: what was the last cry
for? Why, for that too. Was the crown offered him thrice? Ay, marry, was’t, and he put it by thrice,
every time gentler than other, and at every putting-by
mine honest neighbours shouted. Who offered him the crown? Why, Antony. Tell us the manner of it, gentle Casca. I can as well be hanged as tell the manner
of it: it was mere foolery; I did not mark it. I
saw Mark Antony offer him a crown;–yet ’twas not a
crown neither, ’twas one of these coronets;–and,
as I told you, he put it by once: but, for all that,
to my thinking, he would fain have had it. Then
he offered it to him again; then he put it by
again: but, to my thinking, he was very loath to
lay his fingers off it. And then he offered it the
third time; he put it the third time by: and still
as he refused it, the rabblement hooted and clapped
their chapped hands and threw up their sweaty night-caps
and uttered such a deal of stinking breath because
Caesar refused the crown that it had almost choked
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