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 Brutus (Junius),Bruxellois. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brutus (Marcus).
 
Cæsar’s friend, joined the conspirators to murder him, because he made himself a king.   1
       
“And thou, unhappy Brutus, kind of heart,
Whose steady arm, by awful virtue urged,
Lifted the Roman steel against thy friend.”
       
Thomson: Winter, 524–6.
   Et tu, Brute. What! does my own familiar friend lift up his heel against me? The reference is to that Marcus Brutus whose “bastard hand stabbed Julius Cæsar.” (Suetonius.)   2
 


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