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" O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers; Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. "
The works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Page 40
by William Shakespeare - 1769
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Genres

Lawrence Danson, Lawrence (Professor of English Danson, Professor of English Princeton University) - Drama - 2000 - 160 pages
...directly answering Brutus's claim to be a sacrificer but not a butcher, addresses the dead Caesar: 'O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, | That I am meek and gentle with these butchers (3. 1. 257-8; italics added). The play enacts our critical divisions in another way...
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Clues to Acting Shakespeare

Wesley Van Tassel - Drama - 2000 - 189 pages
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Giulio Cesare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 244 pages
...I do desire no more. BRUTUS Prepare the body, then, and follow us. Exeunt Antonj remains ANTONY 0, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers. Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Shakespeare and the Hunt: A Cultural and Social Study

Edward Berry, Ralph Berry - Drama - 2001 - 253 pages
...horror of their action and protects him from their fury. In soliloquy, he vents his passion for revenge: "O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!" (3.1.254 55 '. Brutus's hopeful imagery is thus turned against him; his attempt to...
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Julius Caesar

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Drama - 2001 - 31 pages
...grief-stricken Antony rages against the murderers, promising death and war in revenge. Mark Antony's lament O! pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers; Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...forth thy blood, It would become me better than to close In terms of friendship with thine enemies. O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever liv'd in the tide of times. Woe to...
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The Ultimate Scene Study Series: 101 scenes for groups

Wilma Marcus Chandler, Jocelyn Beard - Drama - 2000 - 611 pages
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Exploring Proverbs: An Expository Commentary, Volume 1

John Phillips - Religion - 2002 - 592 pages
...short while later, standing by Caesar's corpse, Antony vowed vengeance. He spoke to Caesar's remains: O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to...
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Futile Efforts

Alexander Michael - Fiction - 2002 - 304 pages
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Shakespeare and Machiavelli

John Alan Roe, Both Professors of Maths John Roe - Drama - 2002 - 218 pages
...Rome, pp. 76-7. 33 See Macbeth 5.8.68, 'this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen', and JC 3. 1.254-5: 'O pardon me thou bleeding piece of earth / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers'. Brutus's own paradiastolic attempt to redefine the act of bloodshed along the lines...
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