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" This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators, save only he, Did that they did in envy of great Caesar; He, only, in a general honest thought, And common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle; and the elements So mix'd in him,... "
Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ... - Page 69
by Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...Brutus runs upon his sword; and Antony, surveying the dead man, pays him a superbly eloquent tribute: This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators,...honest thought, And common good to all, made one of Brutus, Marcus Buckingham, Duke of His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him, that Nature...
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Julius Caesar

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Drama - 2001 - 31 pages
...Tliis was the noblest Roman of them all; All the conspirators save only he Did that they did in emy of great Caesar; He only, in a general honest thought...was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that \atwe might stand up And say to all the world, ' This was a man!' Act v Sc v 27 Julius Caesar The great...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...a heart; but the saying is true, 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.' Boy — Henry V IV.iv This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators...elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world "This was a man!' Antony — JC Vv There can be no kernel in this light nut;...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 375 pages
...something else. He puts the death of Brutus and the defeat of the conspirators into historical perspective: "This was the noblest Roman of them all / All the...one of them. / His life was gentle, and the elements / So mixed in him that Nature might stand up / And say to all the world 'This was a man'" (67—74)....
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Exploring Proverbs: An Expository Commentary, Volume 1

John Phillips - Religion - 2002 - 592 pages
...the conspirators, and Brutus committed suicide. Antony's eulogy of Brutus summed up the whole story: This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators,...thought And common good to all, made one of them. "This was a man!" Mark Antony, Caesar's friend, had almost the last word. With his typical touch of...
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Shakespeare and Machiavelli

John Alan Roe, Both Professors of Maths John Roe - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 218 pages
...but we are concentrating here on Brutus, for whom even his enemy is prepared to make an exception: This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators...thought And common good to all, made one of them. (5.5.68-72) 'And common good to all'. Does Antony concede implicitly that the epithet 'noblest' qualitatively...
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Temps et vision tragique: Shakespeare et ses contemporains

Gisèle Venet - English drama - 2002 - 341 pages
...arises [...]»; ibid, 81 : «thy monstrous visage»; V, V, 68-72: «This was the noblest Roman of thern all : / All the conspirators, save only he, / Did...thought, / And common good to all, made one of them». 1 1. I, II, 280-281 : «Murellus and Flavius, for pulling scarfs off Caesar's images, are put to silence»;...
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The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 1344 pages
...65 MESSALA Octavius, then take him to follow thee, That did the latest service to my master. ANTONY This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators...only he Did that they did in envy of great Caesar. 70 He only, in a general honest thought And common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle,...
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In the Shadow of the Hawk: An Intimate Chronicle of World War II and One ...

Josephine B. Curry, Lester J. Bartson - History - 2004 - 574 pages
...Augustus). The original lines, in the context of their delivery at the conclusion of the play, are: Ant. This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators...elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!' [Julius Caesar, Act V, Scene III. lines 68-75] He was gentle...
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Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

Nicholas Brooke - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 232 pages
...him, but it is certainly not deliberate farce, and Antony can affirm Brutus' value without question : This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators...elements So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, "This was a manl' (V. v. 68-75) This is, of course, magnificent; and it goes...
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