The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Volume 13-14
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...strong, mighty are among the old senses of main. And from, in Shakespeare, often has the force of contrary to. So in Hamlet's saying, "is from the purpose of playing." 48 Caesar was, in his philosophy, an Epicurean, as most of the educated Romans then also were. Hence he was, in opinion, strongly sceptical about dreams and ceremonial auguries. Nevertheless, as is apt to be the case with sceptics and freethinkers, his conduct, especially in his later years, was marked with many gross instances of superstitious practice. It may be, these apparent44 prodigies, The unaccustom'd terror of this night, And the persuasion of his augurers, May hold him from the Capitol to-day. Dec. Never fear that: if he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betray'd with trees, And bears with glasses, elephants with holes, Lions with toils,45 and men with flatterers: But, when I tell him he hates flatterers, He says he does, being then most flattered. Let me work; For I can give his humour the true bent, And I will bring him to the Capitol. Cass. Nay, we will all of us be there to fetch him. Bru. By the eighth hour: is that the uttermost? Cin. Be that the uttermost; and fail not then. Met. Caius Ligarius doth bear Cresar hard, Who rated him for speaking well of Pompey: I wonder none of you have thought of him. Bru. Now, good Metellus, go along by him:46 He loves me well, and I have given him reason;47 Send him but hither, and I'll fashion him. Apparent, here, is evident or manifest. A frequent usage. See vol. x. page 75, note 13. The way to catch that fabulous old beast, the unicorn, is, to stand before a tree, and, when he runs at you, to slip aside, and let him stick his horn into the tree: then you have him....
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