Julius Caesar

  • Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 1

  • Rome. A street.

  • (Flavius; Murellus; Commoners)

  • Enter Flavius, Murellus, and certain Commoners over the stage.

  • Profile Picture of Flavius in Julius Caesar

    Flavius

    Hence! Home, you idle creatures, get you home!

  • Is this a holiday? What, know you not,

  • Being mechanical, you ought not walk

  • Upon a laboring day without the sign

  • Of your profession? Speak, what trade art thou?

  • Profile Picture of First Commoner in Julius Caesar

    First Commoner

    Why, sir, a carpenter.

  • Profile Picture of Marullus in Julius Caesar

    Marullus

    Where is thy leather apron and thy rule?

  • What dost thou with thy best apparel on?

  • You, sir, what trade are you?

  • Profile Picture of Second Commoner in Julius Caesar

    Second Commoner

    Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler.

  • Profile Picture of Marullus in Julius Caesar

    Marullus

    But what trade art thou? Answer me directly.

  • Profile Picture of Second Commoner in Julius Caesar

    Second Commoner

    A trade, sir, that I hope I may use with a safe conscience, which is indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles.

  • Profile Picture of Marullus in Julius Caesar

    Marullus

    What trade, thou knave? Thou naughty knave, what trade?

  • Profile Picture of Second Commoner in Julius Caesar

    Second Commoner

    Nay, I beseech you, sir, be not out with me; yet if you be out, sir, I can mend you.

  • Profile Picture of Flavius in Julius Caesar

    Flavius

    What mean'st thou by that? Mend me, thou saucy fellow?

  • Profile Picture of Second Commoner in Julius Caesar

    Second Commoner

    Why, sir, cobble you.