ACT III
Scene 3
 

A street.

Enter Cinna the poet.

CINNA
I dreamt tonight that I did feast with Caesar,
And things unluckily charge my fantasy.
I have no will to wander forth of doors,
Yet something leads me forth.

Enter Citizens.

FIRST CITIZEN
What is your name?

SECOND CITIZEN
Whither are you going?

THIRD CITIZEN
Where do you dwell?

FOURTH CITIZEN
Are you a married man or a bachelor?

SECOND CITIZEN
Answer every man directly.

FIRST CITIZEN
Ay, and briefly.

FOURTH CITIZEN
Ay, and wisely.

THIRD CITIZEN
Ay, and truly, you were best.

CINNA
What is my name? Whither am I going? Where do I dwell? Am I
a married man or a bachelor? Then, to answer every man directly
and briefly, wisely and truly: wisely I say, I am a bachelor.

SECOND CITIZEN
That's as much as to say they are fools that marry.
You'll bear me a bang for that, I fear. Proceed directly.

CINNA
Directly, I am going to Caesar's funeral.

FIRST CITIZEN
As a friend or an enemy?

CINNA
As a friend.

SECOND CITIZEN
That matter is answered directly.

FOURTH CITIZEN
For your dwelling, briefly.

CINNA
Briefly, I dwell by the Capitol.

THIRD CITIZEN
Your name, sir, truly.

CINNA
Truly, my name is Cinna.

FIRST CITIZEN
Tear him to pieces, he's a conspirator.

CINNA
I am Cinna the poet, I am Cinna the poet.

FOURTH CITIZEN
Tear him for his bad verses, tear him for his bad
verses.

CINNA
I am not Cinna the conspirator.

FOURTH CITIZEN
It is no matter, his name's Cinna. Pluck but his
name out of his heart, and turn him going.

THIRD CITIZEN
Tear him, tear him! Come, brands, ho, firebrands. To
Brutus', to Cassius'; burn all. Some to Decius' house, and some
to Casca's, some to Ligarius'. Away, go!

Exeunt.