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" Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar I have not slept. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council ; and the... "
Select plays [5 plays], with notes and an intr. to each play and a life of ... - Page 352
by William Shakespeare - 1848
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 253 pages
...wasted fifteen days. Knock within BRUTUS Tis good. Go to the gate; somebody knocks. Exit Lucius 60 Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar I have...instruments Are then in council, and the state of man, 60 I 1<i Lucius] not in F 67 man] f2 ; a man F i s9 fifteen days ie it is now early morning on the...
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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - 1949 - 802 pages
...revelation. It showed him serious history instead of playful myth. And it showed him more. Listen. Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I...all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream.83 That is a new voice. It is the voice of Brutus. But beyond it we can hear the sombre brooding...
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Shakespeare's Soliloquies

Wolfgang Clemen - 2004 - 211 pages
...Sir, March is wasted fifteen days. [Knock within.] Bru. 'Tis good. Go to the gate; somebody knocks. 60 [Exit Lucius.] Since Cassius first did whet me against...the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream: 65 The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little...
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Analyzing Shakespeare's Action: Scene Versus Sequence

Charles A. Hallett, Hallett Charles A, Elaine S. Hallett - 1991 - 230 pages
...fifteen days. [Knock within.] BRUTUS Tis good. Go to the gate, somebody knocks. (Beat 2.1.59-60) BRUTUS Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I...instruments Are then in council; and the state of a man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (Beat 2.1.61-9) Lucius...
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The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling

Henry Fielding - 1992 - 413 pages
...the distracting anxiety so nobly described by Shakespeare Between the acting of a dreadful thing, And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma,...Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a litde kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.391 Though the violence of his passion had...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - 1994 - 454 pages
...trigger has been pulled. Let us now see the passage in full: 'Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma,...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.' [Julius Caesar II. 1.63) There is no ubiquitous psychopathology of homicide. 'Between the acting of...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...wasted fifteen days. [Knock within. MARCUS BRUTUS. 'Tis good. Go to the gate; somebody knocks, [ heed, And give him light that it was blinded by. Study...won, Save base authority from others' books. These Enter LUCIUS. LUCIUS. Sir, 'tis your brother Cassius at the door, Who doth desire to see you. Is he...
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Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays

Peter J. Leithart - 1996 - 286 pages
...(1.2.40), that he is "with himself at war" (1.2.46). Later, after Cassius's intense recruitment, he muses, Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (2.1.61-69) We cannot imagine that Cassius lost any sleep or that he would have called the assassination...
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - 1996 - 213 pages
...generalizers, though what this speech lacks of Hamlet is a suspicion of the generalizing turn of mind: Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, I...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (2.1.61-69) The generalizing rhetoric of this speech subtly counteracts the problem it describes. The...
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A Guide to the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot

B. C. Southam - 1996 - 267 pages
...dance has become a modern infertility dance. 11.72-90: cf. Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma,...kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. (Julius Caesar n, i, see note ii, page 2.04) But there may have been a more immediate allusion. Eliot...
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