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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. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood ! Over thy wounds now do I prophesy (Which... "
The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ... - Page 342
by William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
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Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction

Dieter Mehl - Drama - 1986 - 272 pages
...Brutus' idealizing image of a disinterested sacrifice: O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the...times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! (111.1.2.54-8) After the calculated diplomacy of the dialogue, the soliloquy shows us the undisguised...
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The Selected Plays of John Marston

John Marston, Principal Lecturer in the Department of Law John Marston - Drama - 1986 - 535 pages
...granted heavenly grace. 83-4 humming . . . wounds: cf. Julius Caesar, III.i. 260-2: 'wounds . . . / Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips / To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue'; a victim's wounds reputedly bled afresh in the presence of the murderer. And breathe defiance to black...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...and hatred that pour out in his prophecy. Antony: O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers; Thou art the...utterance of my tongue — A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and...
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 144 pages
...butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hands 76 that shed this costly blood! Over thy wounds now do...prophesy (Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips 260 To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue), A curse shall light upon the limbs of men: Domestic...
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Teaching with Shakespeare: Critics in the Classroom

Union College (Schenectady N y ) - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 269 pages
...morning. How much more unexpected and astonishing, therefore, is the sudden outburst of the soliloquy: Over thy wounds now do I prophesy (Which like dumb...utterance of my tongue), A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...off, The choice and master spirits of this age. 43 O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the...utterance of my tongue), A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - Drama - 1995 - 268 pages
...leave. Left alone, Antony turns to Caesar's corpse: O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers. Thou art the...times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! (254-257) Antony sees Caesar as a man he loved, a supremely noble man, and a symbol of government and...
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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Merriam-Webster, Inc, MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF, Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff - Reference - 1995 - 1236 pages
...thou bleeding piece of earth. That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins ot the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! apothegm or apophthegm \'ap-D-,them \ [Greek apˇphihcgma. a derivative of apophlhengeslhai to speak...
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Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre

Naomi Conn Liebler - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 266 pages
...VICTIMAGE Reviving blood" (II. ii. 87-8). Antony's soliloquy over Caesar's corpse cites the body's wounds, "Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips / To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue" (III. i. 260-1). He declines to read Caesar's will to the plebeians, lest "they would go and kiss dead...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...follow us. [Exeunt all but ANTONY. MARCUS ANTONIUS. O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and...
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