Shakespeare's Plutarch; Being a Selection from the Lives in North's Plutarch Which Illustrate Shakespeare's Plays

Shakespeare's Plutarch; Being a Selection from the Lives in North's Plutarch Which Illustrate Shakespeare's Plays

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... of silver and gold plate openly in the face of the world, as6 it had been the pomp or shew of some triumph: and that eftsoons6 in the middest7 of his journey he would set up his hals8 and tents hard by some green grove or pleasant river, and there his cooks should prepare him a sumptuous dinner. And furthermore, lions were harnessed in trases9 to draw his carts: and besides also, in honest men's houses, in the cities where he came, he would have common harlots, courtesans, and these tumbling gillots19 lodged. Now it Casar and Lepidvt, consuls. Antonius t'tiyeth Fompcy's hcuse. 1 took offence. Antonins married Fulvia, Clodins' widow. 2 as to. Fulvia ruled A ntonius at home and abroad. 3 temper. to prevent 'jumped. grieved men much to see that Caesar should be out of Italy following of his enemies, to end this great war with such great peril and danger, and that others in the mean time, abusing his name and authority, should commit such insolent and outrageous parts upon their citizens. This methinks was the cause that made the conspiracy against Caesar increase more and more, and laid the reins of the bridle upon the soldiers' necks, whereby they durst more boldly commit many extortions, cruelties, and robberies. And therefore Caesar after his return pardoned Dolabella, and being created Consul the third time, he took not Antonius, but chose Lepidus his colleague and fellow-consul. Afterwards when Pompey's house was put to open sale, Antonius bought it: but when they asked him money for it, he made it very strange1, and was offended with them; and writeth himself that he would not go with Caesar into the wars of Africa, because he was not well recompensed for the service he had done him before. Yet Caesar did somewhat bridle his madness and...
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501179
  • 9781236501172