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" My desolation does begin to make A better life : Tis paltry to be Caesar; Not being fortune, he's but fortune's knave, A minister of her will ; And it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds ; Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change;... "
Bell's Edition of Shakespeare's Plays,: As They are Now Performed at the ... - Page 349
by William Shakespeare - 1774
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 16

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 208 pages
...make A better life: Tis paltry to be Caesar: Not being Fortune, hee's but Fortunes knaue, A minister of her will : and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds, Which shackles accedents, and bolts up change; Which sleepes, and neuer pallates more the dung, The bcggers...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...make A better life. 'Tis paltry to be Caesarj Not being Fortune, he 's but Fortune's knave, A minister of her will: and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds; Which shackles accidents and bolts up change; Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, The beggar's...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Fiction - 2002 - 375 pages
...better life. 'Tis paltry to be Caesar. / Not being Fortune, he's but Fortune's knave, / A minister of her will. And it is great / To do that thing that ends all other deeds, / Which shackles accidents and bolts up change, / Which sleeps and never palates more than dung, / The beggar's...
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...cradle babe, Dying with mother's dug between its lips. (HI. ii. 388) Compare Antony and Cleopatra: . . . and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds, Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change, Which sleeps, and never palates more the dug, The beggar's...
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 374 pages
...seems to me to be a most cogent argument in deciding the exact significance of the last line of . . . and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds; Which shackles accidents, and bolts up change; Which sleeps and never palates more the dug; The beggar s...
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Disowning Knowledge: In Seven Plays of Shakespeare

Stanley Cavell - Drama - 2003 - 250 pages
...alike / Feeds beast as man; the nobleness of life / Is to do thus . . ."; and the woman at the ending, "And it is great / To do that thing that ends all other deeds, . . . / Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, / The beggar's nurse and Caesar's." These imaginings of the...
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Players of Shakespeare 5, Volume 5

Royal Shakespeare Company - Drama - 2003 - 234 pages
...Joyce (left) as Charmian and Hermione Gulliford (right) as Iras, Antony and Cleopatra, Act v, Scene ii: 'And it is great / To do that thing that ends all other deeds.' 225 Sources 2: Photograph, Hugo Glendinning; The Royal Shakespeare Company. 17 and 18: Photographs,...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare, Tony Farrell - Drama - 2004 - 208 pages
...make A better life. Tis paltry to be Caesar: Not being Fortune, he's but Fortune's knave, A minister of her will. And it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds, 5 Which shackles accidents and bolts up change; Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, The...
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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

J. B. Leishman - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 254 pages
...make A better life. 'Tis paltry to be Caesar; Not being Fortune, he's but Fortune's knave, A minister of her will; and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds, Which shackles accidents and bolts up change, Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, The beggar's...
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 224 pages
...make A better life. Tis paltry to be Caesar; Not being Fortune, he's but Fortune's knave, A minister of her will: and it is great To do that thing that ends all other deeds; Which shackles accidents and bolts up change; Which sleeps, and never palates more the dung, The beggar's...
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