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" I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts. I am no orator, as Brutus is, But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man That love my friend, and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him. For I have neither wit, nor words, nor... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ... - Page 51
by William Shakespeare - 1786
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 392 pages
...with his other thoughts and acts. He only has to be sincere to win over the citizens to his side : I am no orator, as Brutus is; But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man, That love my friend. (in. ii. 221) It is true: he does not need to act. He reads the will, Caesar's bequests to the Roman...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - 2002 - 398 pages
...assume a bluntness of manner. Antony tells the crowd, I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts. I am no orator, as Brutus is, But (as you know me all) a plain blunt man That love my friend. (III.ii.221-24) President Roosevelt used his smile and cigarette holder to show his disinterest, Churchill...
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The Mutual Flame: On Shakespeare's Sonnets and The Phoenix and the Turtle

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 233 pages
...of 'true plain words' by a 'true-telling friend" (82). The thought is Antony's in Julius Caesar: I am no orator, as Brutus is; But, as you know me all, a plain, blunt man That love my friend. (HI, ii, 221) He even has to apologise, for his silence : ' I think good thoughts while others write...
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Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management

John O. Whitney, Tina Packer - 2002 - 320 pages
...middle of the speech, he had assured them once again: I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts. I am no orator, as Brutus is, But (as you know me all) a plain blunt man . . . For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech...
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Natural Rights Liberalism from Locke to Nozick: Volume 22, Part 1

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul - 2005 - 403 pages
...Antony's famous funeral oration in Julius Caesar. I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts. I am no orator, as Brutus is; But (as you know me all) a plain blunt man That love my friend . . . For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action nor utterance, nor the power of speech To...
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Exquisite Rebel: The Essays of Voltairine de Cleyre -- Anarchist, Feminist ...

Voltairine de Cleyre, Sharon Presley, Crispin Sartwell - 2005 - 331 pages
...Marc Antony addressed the populace at Rome: "I am no orator, as Brutus is, But as you know me well, a plain blunt man That love my friend. And that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him. For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance,...
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Essays for Ethan

E. M. Gershater - 2005 - 130 pages
...manages to deprecate the very act he is committing, "I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts; I am no orator, as Brutus is, but, as you know me all, a plain blunt man. For 1 have neither wit nor words, nor worth, action nor utterances, nor the power of speech, to stir...
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The Shakespeare Project: An Arsenal of Scenes and Speeches from the Pen of ...

James Zager, William Shakespeare - 2005 - 61 pages
...honorable. And will no doubt with reasons answer you. 1 come not, friends, to steal away your hearts. I am no orator, as Brutus is; But (as you know me all) a plain blunt man. For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech To stir...
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 239 pages
...honorable And will no doubt with reasons answer you. I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts. I am no orator, as Brutus is, But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man 230 That love my friend, and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him. For...
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Enlightenment and Emancipation

Susan Manning, Peter France, Emeritus Professor of French Peter France - 2006 - 233 pages
...disingenuously, to characterize political oratory as suspect. Shakespeare's Antony tells the Roman mob: "I am no orator, as Brutus is / But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man" (Julia.) Ca&tar, III.iii.217-18). If the American and French Revolutions were suffused with the rhetoric...
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