Readings in Literature: Book Two

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C.E. Merrill, 1919 - 415 pages

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Page 349 - thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not exprest in fancy; rich, not gaudy: For the apparel oft proclaims the man. Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own self
Page 171 - for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noon-day. ;..., A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt them behold and see the reward of the
Page 365 - For so much trash as may be grasped thus ? I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, Than such a Roman. Cassius. Brutus, bait not me; I'll not endure it: you forget yourself, To hedge me in; I am a soldier, ay, 30 Older in practice, abler than yourself To make conditions.
Page 71 - with thy breakers they to me Were a delight; and if the freshening sea Made them a terror 'twas a pleasing fear, For I was as it were a child of thee, And trusted to thy billows far and near, And laid my hand upon thy mane as I do here. THE
Page 353 - Caesar ? Ccesar. Let me have men about me that are fat ; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights : Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much : such men are dangerous. Antony. Fear him not, Caesar; he's not dangerous;
Page 361 - over us. 0, now you weep; and I perceive you feel The dint of pity : these are gracious drops. Kind souls, what! weep you when you but behold Our Caesar's vesture wounded ? Look you here, Here is himself, marred, as you see, with traitors. First Citizen. O piteous spectacle ! Second Citizen. 0 noble Caesar! Third Citizen. 0 woeful day
Page 144 - Then out spoke brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate : " To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his Gods 1
Page 352 - what should be in that Ccesar ? Why should that name be sounded more than yours ? Write them together, yours is as fair a name; Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well; Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with 'em, Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Ccesar.
Page 286 - I come from haunts of coot and hern, I make a sudden sally, And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down the valley. I chatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles; I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the pebbles.
Page 362 - fire ! kill! slay! let not a traitor live! Antony. Stay, countrymen. First Citizen. Peace there : hear the noble Antony. Second Citizen. We'll hear him, we'll follow him, we'll die with him. Antony. Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up To such a sudden flood of mutiny.

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