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" Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men? As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him : but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. There... "
Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose - Page 698
by Vicesimus Knox - 1797
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Rhetoric and Renaissance Culture

Heinrich F. Plett - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 581 pages
...disposition. But above all, it is arranged in elaborate parallelisms, antitheses, and gradations: There is tears, for his love; joy, for his fortune; honour, for his valour; and death, for his ambition. (Julius Caesar III.ii.28- 29) Here plain style and plain character form a convincing unity. Therefore,...
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