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(13) On this side Tiber:J The Scene is here in the Forum near the Capitol, and in the most frequented Part of the City; but Cesar's Gardens were very remote from that Quarter. Trans Tiberim long? cubat is, prope Caesaris hortos. fays Horace : And both the Naumachia and Gardens of Caesar were separated from the main City by the River; and lay out wide, on a Line with Mount j'aniculum. Our Author therefore certainly wrote ; on that side Tiber; – And Plutareb, whom Shakespeare very diligently studied, in the Life of Marcus Brutus, speaking of Caesar's Will, expresly says, That he left to the Publick his Gardens, and Walks beyond

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S C E N E before Brutus's Tent, in the camp near Sardis.

Drum. Enter Brutus, Lucilius, and soldiers : Titinius and Pindarus meeting them.

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*Tis hard to conceive, why He should be call'd a barren-spirited Fellow, that could feed either on Objetts, or Arts : that is, as I. presume, form his Ideas and Judgment upon them : sale and obsolete Imitation, indeed, fixes such a Character. I am per. fuaded, to make the Poet consonant to himself, we must read, as I have restored the Text. On abjećt Orts, i.e. on the Scraps and Fragments of Things rojosed, and doses...i.

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