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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 Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 70
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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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...of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! (111.1.2.54-8) After the calculated diplomacy of...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 pages
...anger 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...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 like...
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Teaching with Shakespeare: Critics in the Classroom

Union College (Schenectady N y ) - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 269 pages
...is the sudden outburst of the soliloquy: Over thy wounds now do I prophesy (Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips To beg the voice and utterance...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 destruction shall...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...cut 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...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, like...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - Drama - 1995 - 268 pages
...conspirators 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...of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! (254-257) Antony sees Caesar as a man he loved,...
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Will Shakespeare Save Us!: Will Shakespeare Save the King! : Two One Act Plays

Paul Nimmo - Drama - 1996 - 55 pages
...DIRECTOR Right - let's hear it then. [Julius Caesar lll,i] O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou...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 like dumb...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...unemotional. Now he cries his pain over Caesar's murder: O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou...of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! (Ill, i, 254-258) We remember that Brutus was desperate...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...and follow us. [Exeunt all but ANTONY. MARCUS ANTONIUS. O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou...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, like...
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1997 - 71 pages
...should wait outside the city until it was safe. ANTONY: O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers. Thou...of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! On the day of Caesar's funeral, crowds of people...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 403 pages
...In soliloquy he had expressed grief for Caesar's death: O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers. Thou...of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. (3.1.257-60) But he had gone on to express his intention to avenge Caesar and to prophesy that...
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