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" I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this life, but, for my single self, I had as lief not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. "
Analytical Fifth-[sixth] Reader: Containing an Introductory Article on the ... - Page 54
by Richard Edwards - 1867
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...Well, honour is the subject of my story. — I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this Ufe; m so prosperous. DUKE OF GLOSTER. Cœsar; so were you: We both have fed as well; and we can both Endure the winter's cold as well as...
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The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 1344 pages
...you, Brutus, 90 As well as I do know your outward favour. Well, honour is the subject of my story. I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this...my single self I had as lief not be as live to be 95 In awe of such a thing as I myself. I was born free as Caesar, so were you; We both have fed as...
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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...this republican world is suspicious of rulers who are elevated to statuesque deities. Cassius says he "had as lief not be as live to be / In awe of such a thing as I myself" (1.2.95-6). Exploiting the faultline between man and role, Cassius reminds us of Caesar's deficient...
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 239 pages
...your outward favor. Well, honor is the subject of my story. I cannot tell what you and other men too Think of this life; but, for my single self, I had...awe of such a thing as I myself. I was born free as Caesar; so were you; We both have fed as well, and we can both 105 Endure the winter's cold as well...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...Shakespeare call him a king. The very opposite is made clear in the second scene when Cassius says: I had as lief not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. I was born free as Caesar; so were you. (I.ii.95-97) A king was not like other men. He derived his power, according to...
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Renaissance Drama 35

Mary Floyd-Wilson, Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. - Drama - 2006 - 222 pages
...surely lives up to Caesar's estimation as he explains masculinity to Brutus: I cannot tell what you or other men Think of this life; but, for my single self,...awe of such a thing as I myself. I was born free as Caesar, so were you; We both have fed as well, and we can both Endure the winter's cold as well as...
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The Third Citizen: Shakespeare's Theater and the Early Modern House of Commons

Oliver Arnold - Business & Economics - 2007 - 308 pages
...cannot tell what you and other men, /Think of this life," he tells Brutus, "but for my single self, / 1 had as lief not be as live to be/ In awe of such a thing as I myself" (1.1.90—95). Cassius may be haughty, but he offers here the most radically egalitarian justification...
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