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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.

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