This is a slight unmeritable man, meet to be sent on errands. Is it fit, three-fold world divided, he should stand one of the three to share it
So you thought him; And took his voice who should be prick'd to die, in our black sentence and proscription
Octavius, I have seen more days than you; And though we lay these honours on this man, to ease ourselves of divers sland'rous loads, he shall but bear them as the ass bears gold, to groan and sweat under the business, either led or driven, as we point the way; then take we down his load, and turn him off, like to the empty ass, to shake his ears,and graze in commons.
You may do your will; But he's a tried and valiant soldier
So is my horse, Octavius; and for that I do appoint him store of provender. It is a creature that I teach to fight, to wind, to stop, to run directly on, his corporal motion govern'd by my spirit. And in some taste, is Lepidus but so; He must be taught, and train'd, and bid go forth: A barren - spirited fellow; one that feeds on abject orts, and imitations, which, out of use and stal'd by other men, begin his fashion. Do not talk of him but as a property. And now, Octavius, listen great things. Brutus and Cassius are levying powers; we must straight make head therefore let our alliance be combin'd, our best friends made, and our means stretch'd, let us presently go sit in council, how covert matters may be best disclos'd and open perils surest answered.
Let us do so: for we are at the stake, and bay'd about with many enemies; and some that smile have in their hearts, I fear, millions of mischeifs.