This said, he struck his hand upon his breast, (1843)
And kiss'd the fatal knife, to end his vow; (1844)
And to his protestation urged the rest, (1845)
Who, wondering at him, did his words allow: (1846)
Then jointly to the ground their knees they bow;
And that deep vow, which Brutus made before, (1848)
He doth again repeat, and that they swore.