“It is the bright day that brings forth the adder;
And that craves wary walking.” (JC.2.1)
Tips for Use. Advocate prudence in the midst of excessive optimism. In the book “Your Daily Shakespeare” see also ‘Scoundrels, s. around – … there are cozeners abroad; therefore it behooves men to be wary.’
In the play. Brutus meditates on the forthcoming crowning of Caesar as king.