Shakespeare's Plutarch Volume 1

Shakespeare's Plutarch Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...him that day.8 Thereby it seemed that Caesar likewise did fear and suspect somewhat, because his wife Calpurniauntil that time was never given to any fear or superstition: i and then, for that he saw her so troubled in mind with this dream she had. But much more afterwards, when the Soothsayers, having sacrificed many beasts one after another, told him that none did like them: then 1 Cf. Julius Caesar, II. ii. 1-3. 3 Ibid. II. ii. 76-82. jS 8 Ibid. II. ii. 5, 6. 4 Ibid. II. ii. 13,14. voL. I. H he determined to sendAntonius to adjourn the session of the . Senate.1 But in the meantime came Decius Brutus Deems Brutus surnamed Albinus, in whom Caesar putsjich cpnl, 'vpersuasion fidence. that inJiis;t wjll and testament he had i y(.e5ffti"t 'appointee1 r"'m -fl he his "'xt hejr, and yet was of the conspiracy with Cassius and Brutus: he, fearing that if Caesar did adjourn the session that day the conspiracy would out, laughed the Soothsayers to scorn, and reproved Caesar, saying: that he gave the Senate occasion to mislike with him, and that they might think he mocked them, considering that by his commandment they were assembled, and that they were ready willingly to grant him all things, and to proclaim him king of all the provinces of the Empire of Rome out of Italy, and that he should wear his Diadem in all other places both by sea and land. And furthermore, that if any man should tell them from him they should depart for that present time, and return again when Calpurnia should have better dreams: what would his enemies and illwillers say, and how could they like of his friends' words? 2 And who could persuade them otherwise, _. but that they would think his dominion a slavery BTMtus unto them, and tyrannical in...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571118
  • 9781236571113