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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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Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction

Dieter Mehl - Drama - 1986 - 272 pages
...intended to put less favorable aspects in perspective and leaves us with an impression of heroic nobility: This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators...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!' (v. 5. 69- 76)...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 645 pages
...them all Marc Antony, in the final speech of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, praises the now-dead Brutus: "This was the noblest Roman of them all. / All the...only he, / Did that they did in envy of great Caesar" (Vv6870). As applied to Judge, the line is ironic. After Blavatsky's death in 1891 , Judge in America...
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Writing from History: The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature

Timothy Hampton - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 309 pages
...exemplary figure as sharp as in Antony's famous eulogy of Brutus, the speech that closes the play: This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators...great Caesar. He only, in a general honest thought "'On the historical melancholy that pervades the play, see Frye, Fools of Time, 36; and Kastan, Shakespeare...
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Englisches Theater der Gegenwart: Geschichte(n) und Strukturen

Klaus Peter Müller - English drama - 1993 - 544 pages
...republicans of the old Roman constitution, are defeated. Mark Antony says privately of the assassin Brutus: "All the conspirators save only he/ Did that they...thought/ And common good to all, made one of them." I view this in retrospect through the spectacles of Jan Kott's book, Shakespeare Our Contemporary....
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1992 - 520 pages
...WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Measure for Measure, act III, scene ii, lines 117-18. Isabella is speaking. 1160 This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators, save only he, Did that they did in envy of Caesar; He only, in a general honest thought And common good to all, made one of them. His life was...
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Shakespearean Narrative

R. Rawdon Wilson - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 313 pages
...humoral model in mind when he has Antony praise Brutus for the balanced composition of his nature: 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!" (JC 5.5.68-75) No doubt "elements" does signify the physical...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - Drama - 1995 - 268 pages
...armies arrive. Octavius is clearly in charge, and Antony is present only to pay tribute to Brutus: This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators...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!' (68-75) Finally...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves Or lose our ventures. This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators...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!' 50 0 reason...
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The Birth of Philosophic Christianity: Studies in Early Christian and ...

Ernest L. Fortin - Philosophy - 1996 - 349 pages
...Julius Caesar, Antony cannot praise the slain Brutus more highly than by calling him simply "a man": 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!" (V.1. 68-75) What renders Augustine's approach to these...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - Drama - 1996 - 286 pages
...the play, when the conspirators have been defeated, Antony's admiration for Brutus is undiminished: 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!" (5.5.68-75) This explains why Cassius needs Brutus among...
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