The Tragedy of Julius Caesar; As Originally Performed by Shakespeare's Company

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar; As Originally Performed by Shakespeare's Company

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...does not seem to be necessary to suppose any such change or growth either of the image or the sentiment. What Brutus means by saying that he will look upon honour and death indifferently, if they present themselves together, is merely that, for the sake of the honour, he will not mind the death, or the risk of death, by which it may be accompanied; he will look as fearlessly and steadily upon the one as upon the other. He will think the honour to be cheaply purchased even by the loss of life; that price will never make him falter or hesitate in clutching at such a prize. He must be understood to set honour above life from the first; that he should ever have felt otherwise for a moment would have been the height of the unheroic." On indifferently, cf. Bacon, Adv. of L. ii. introd.: "I for my part shall be indifferently glad either to perform myself, or accept from another, that duty of humanity." See also Cor. ii. 2. 19. 84. Speed. Prosper; as in ii. 4. 41 below. 87. Your outward favour. Your face, or personal appearance. Cf. ii. 1. 76 below; and Bacon, Ess. 27 (ed. of 1625): "For, as S. James saith, they ate as Men, that looke sometimes into a Glasse, and presently forget their own Shape, & Favour." See also Proverbs, xxxi. 30. 97. The troubled Tiber chafing, etc. See Gr. 376. Chafe (the Latin calefacere, through the Fr. (chauffer and chauffer) meant, first, to warm; then, to warm by rubbing; and then simply to rub--either literally, as here, or in a figurative sense =to irritate; as in Hen. VIII. i. 1. 123: "What, are you chaf'd?" Cf. 2 Sam. xvii. 8. Here, as in i. I. 45 above, some editors have changed her to " his," because Tiber is masculine in Latin; but, as Craik remarks, " this is to...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236492900
  • 9781236492906