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" Caesar, which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath : husband, I come : Now to that name my courage prove my title ! I am fire and air ; my other elements I give to baser life. "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ... - Page 277
by William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...hear Antony call; I see him rouse himself To praise my noble act; I hear him mock The luck of Caesar, which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath:...fire and air; my other elements I give to baser life. Cleopatra — A&C V.ii Against self-slaughter There is a prohibition so divine That cravens my weak...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 36

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 224 pages
...mystic moment of transition : Give me my robe, put on my crown ; I have Immortal longings in me. . . . I am fire and air; my other elements I give to baser...lips. Farewell, kind Charmian. Iras, long farewell. Have I the aspic in my lips? Dost fall? If thou and nature can so gently part, The stroke of death...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 207 pages
...mock The luck of Caesar, which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath. Husband, I come. 280 Now to that name, my courage prove my title! I am...lips. Farewell, kind Charmian, Iras, long farewell. 285 [Kisses them. \RAsfalls and dies Have I the aspic in my lips? Dost fall? If thou and nature can...
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Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion

Alan Segal - History - 2010 - 880 pages
...hear Antony call. I see him rouse himself to praise my noble act. I hear him mock The luck of Caesar, which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath....fire and air; my other elements I give to baser life, (lines 285-93) An enormous ambiguity enters our minds with Cleopatra's "Methinks. ..." Unlike Hamlet...
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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 pages
...hear Antony call; I see him rouse himself To praise my noble act; I hear him mock The luck of Caesar, which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath:...fire and air; my other elements I give to baser life. (V. 11.282-93) It is to her husband that she comes, and this is the first time in the play that she...
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Cleopatra: A Sourcebook

Prudence J. Jones - Literary Collections - 2006 - 345 pages
...mock The luck of Caesar, which the gods give men To excuse their after wrath. Husband, I come: 290 Now to that name my courage prove my title! I am fire,...Farewell, kind Charmian: — Iras, long farewell. 295 [Kisses them. Iras falls and dies. ] Have I the aspic23 in my lips? Dost fall? If thou and nature...
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