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" What, shall one of us, That struck the foremost man of all this world But for supporting robbers, shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large honours For so much trash as may be grasped thus? I had rather... "
Aischulou Agamemnōn. The Agamemnon of Aeschylus, a new ed. of the text, with ... - Page 142
by Aeschylus - 1844
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large honours For so much trash as may be grasped thus? I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman. CASSIUS Brutus, bait me not, I'll not endure it. You forget yourself, To hedge me in. I am a soldier,...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large honours For so much trash as may be grasped thus? I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman. (iv. iii. 18) The quarrel is exquisitely human and pathetic. As their cause fails, these two 'noble'...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large honours For so much trash as may be grasped thus? — I never fear'd any, am vanquish! by famine, not by valour. CASSIUS. Brutus, bay not me, — I'll not endure it: you forget yourself, To hedge me in; I am a soldier,...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large honours For so much trash as may be grasped thus ? I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman. (IV.iii.i8-28) Through these lines comes the vain effort of a man trying to convince himself of the...
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The Problem Plays of Shakespeare: A Study of Julius Caesar, Measure for ...

Ernest Schanzer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 196 pages
...base bribes And sell the mighty space of our large honours For so much trash as may be grasped thus? I had rather be a dog and bay the moon Than such a Roman. (4.3.18-28) In the quarrel-scene, as elsewhere in the play, Brutus and Cassius talk an entirely different...
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 239 pages
...bribes 25 And sell the mighty space of our large honors For so much trash as may be grasped thus? I had rather be a dog and bay the moon Than such a Roman. CASSIUS Brutus, bait not me. 30 I'll not endure it. You forget yourself To hedge me in. I am a soldier,...
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Planet Dog: A Doglopedia

Sandra Choron, Harry Choron - Pets - 2005 - 364 pages
...are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew." |4 Mid Summer Night's Dream, act 4, scene 1I "I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, than such a one." (Julius Caesar, act 4, scene 31 "The little dogs and all, Tray, Blanch, and Sweetheart — see,...
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Shakespeare's Gladiator Games

Chris Coculuzzi, William Shakespeare, Matt Toner - 2006 - 53 pages
...CASSIUS. OCTAVIUS engages CASSIUS and wounds him. BRUTUS, disappointed in CASSIUS, takes over. BRUTUS I had rather be a Dog, and bay the Moon, Than such a Roman. CASSIUS Brutus, bait not me, I'll not endure it: you forget yourself To hedge me in. I am a Gladiator,...
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Shakespeare's Sports Canon

Chris Coculuzzi, William Shakespeare, Matt Toner - Sports - 2005 - 277 pages
...CASSIUS. OCTAVIUS engages CASSIUS and wounds him. BRUTUS, disappointed in CASSIUS, takes over. BRUTUS I had rather be a Dog, and bay the Moon, Than such a Roman. CASSIUS Brutus, bait not me, I'll not endure it: you forget yourself To hedge me in. I am a Gladiator,...
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The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume XIII: A Vision: The Original 1925 ...

William Butler Yeats, Catherine E. Paul, Margaret Mills Harper - Literary Collections - 2008 - 384 pages
...56. In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and speaking of the prospect of dishonor, Brutus says, "I had rather be a dog and bay the moon / Than such a Roman" (4.3.27-28). 57. A. Norman Jeffares (A Commentary on the Collected Poems of WB Yeats, 109-10) has noted...
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