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: ...and justice, it ought to be clear from all villany. Yet they, fearing Antonius' power, and the authority of his office, appointed certain of the conspiracy, that when Caesar were gone into the senate, and while others should execute their enterprise, they should keep Antonius in a talk out of the senate-house. Even as they had devised these mat ters, so were they executedjand Caesar was-slnin in the miridest1 of the Senate. Antonius being_put in-a-fear withal, cast a slave's gown' u ponjum, and hid himself. But afterwards when it was told him that the murtherers2 slew no man else, and that they went only into the Capitol, he sent his son unto them for a pledge, and bade them boldly come down upon his word. The selfsame day he did bidCassius to supper, and Lepidus also bade Brutus. The next morning the senate was assembled, and Antonius himself preferred3 a law, that all things past should be forgotten, and that they should appoint provinces unto Cassius and Brutus: the which the senate confirmed, and further ordained, that they should cancel none of Caesar's laws. Thus went Antonius out of the senate more praised and better esteemed than ever man was, because it seemed to every man. that he had cut off all occasion of civil wars, and that he had shewed himself a marvellous wise governor of the commonwealth, for the appeasing of these matters of so great weight and importance. But now, the opinion he conceived of himself after he had a little felt the good-will of the people towards him, hoping thereby to make himself the chiefest man if he might overcome Brutus, did easily make him alter his first mind. And therefore, when Caesar's body was brought to the place where it should be buried, he made a funeral oration in commendation of Caesar, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617177
  • 9781236617170