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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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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1836
...you, Brutus, As well as I do know your outward favour: Well, honour is the subject of my story,— 2y < n ށ zX Xtk 4 m Z 篥TK l8A [ !K ́ )Lj r 8X. selC I hadas lief not be, as live lobe In awe of such a ihina as I myself. I was born free as Cresar...
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Memoirs of a Water Drinker

William Dunlap - Temperance - 1837
..." Give.a.dis letter to Sir Hugh : by gar it is a Shallenge. — I will cut his troat in de Park." " I had as lief not be, as live to be, In awe of such a thing as I myself. — Shakspeare Spiffard had determined to make his adversary hear reason ; and doubted not the power...
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Shakespeare: the Roman Plays

Derek Traversi - Literary Criticism - 1963 - 288 pages
...aims are admirably interwoven in the development of the long speech from its significant preface : I had as lief not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. [I. ii. 95.] The implied criticism of Caesar as 'a thing', inflated beyond the proportions of common humanity,...
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Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Labor and ..., Parts 1-2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare - Labor policy - 1969
...which means willing or gladly. Kerr quoted from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar : "I had as lief not to be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself." Kcrr came to Leicester In 1953 from Massachusetts, where he was on the medical staff at Massachusetts...
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Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1969: Hearings, Ninety-first Congress ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower, and Poverty - Economic assistance, Domestic - 1969 - 764 pages
...which means willing or gladly. Kerr quoted from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar : "I had as lief not to be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself." Kerr came to Leicester in 1953 from Massachusetts, where he was on the medical staff at Massachusetts...
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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights, Lionel Charles Knights - Literary Criticism - 1979 - 308 pages
...only too personal. What nags at him is simply envy of Caesar: 'for my single self, he says to Brutus: I had as lief not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. . . . . . . And this man Is now become a god, and Cassius is A wretched creature and must bend his...
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The Elizabethan Hamlet

Arthur McGee - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 211 pages
...Spenser and Irving Ribner - take the same view.65 After all, Cassius, who was no philosopher, said: I had as lief not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. (Julius Caesar, 1.2.95-6) To a groundling - and why should we neglect him? - the meaning 96 surely...
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Writing from History: The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature

Timothy Hampton - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 309 pages
...admiration. This self-promotion is figured by Cassius in his speech to Brutus as a kind of self-admiration: I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this...as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself. (1-2.93-96) Like Montaigne's Cato, Caesar becomes the spectator of his own glory. His description of...
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Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading

Alan Sinfield - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 365 pages
...the British Labor movement—the communist trades unionist Tom Mann was still roaring out in old age: "I had as lief not be as live to be / In awe of such a thing as I myself." 21 For the centenary of US independence in 1875-76, republican sentiments were combined with the nineteenth-century...
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The Supreme Court Reborn: The Constitutional Revolution in the Age of Roosevelt

William E. Leuchtenburg - History - 1996 - 368 pages
...the President, and of the dangerous consequences that may follow a refusal of his request, still— 'I had as lief not be, as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself'." 21 A week later, Humphrey once more turned to Dill for help, this time stating his demand even more...
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