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" Would he were fatter ; but I fear him not : Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius. He reads much ; He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men : he loves no plays,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 17
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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Orson Welles on Shakespeare: The W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre Playscripts

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 2001 - 297 pages
...sleep a-nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much; such men are dangerous. He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through...He loves no plays As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music. Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort As if he mocked himself and scorned his spirit That...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...Caesar; he's not dangerous; He is a noble Roman, and well given. JULIUS CAESAR. Would he were faner! — ncorporated music: Seldom he smiles; and smiles in such a sort As if he mockt himself, and scorn'd his spirit That...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...solace him in the darkness. Cassius is strongly contrasted with Brutus. He is described by Caesar : He reads much; He is a great observer and he looks...loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music; Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort As if he mock'd himself and scorn'd his spirit That...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Fiction - 2002 - 375 pages
...thinks too much. Such men are dangerous" (1.2.193- 96); "Would he were fatter!" (1.2.199); "He reads too much, / He is a great observer, and he looks / Quite...loves no plays, / As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music. / Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort / As if he mocked himself, and scorned his spirit...
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Excel Preliminary English

David Mahony - English - 2003 - 282 pages
...He senses the danger in Cassius yet his sense of himself stops him from taking a pre-emptive strike: Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know...man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius. He puts aside the sought-out warnings of soothsayers but is temporarily influenced by his wife, Calphurnia,...
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The EncourageMINT: A Wealth of Daily Inspiration, Encouraging You to Become ...

Michael E. Evans - 2004
...be alone in a crowd. NOVEMBER 12 (EXODUS 2:9) "Would that he (Cassius) were fatter!" Caesar said of Cassius. "He reads much He is a great observer, and...loves no plays, as thou dost, Antony; he hears no music. Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort as if he mocked himself and scorned his spirit that...
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Renaissance Papers 2003

Christopher Cobb, M. Thomas Hester - Literary Collections - 2004 - 192 pages
...uses to distinguish his beloved and trusted Antony from those he fears, such as Cassius, is startling: Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know...avoid So soon as that spare Cassius . . . . . . He loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony, he hears no music (1.2.199-201, 203-204). The similarity between...
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The Problem Plays of Shakespeare: A Study of Julius Caesar, Measure for ...

Ernest Schanzer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 196 pages
...fullest comment on Cassius is found in Caesar's description of him, which owes nothing to Plutarch. He reads much, He is a great observer, and he looks...loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music. Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort As if he mock'd himself, and scorn'd his spirit...
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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 239 pages
...not, Caesar; he's not dangerous. He is a noble Roman, and well given. CAESAR Would he were fatter! But I fear him not. Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know the man I should avoid 210 215. sort: manner 221. rather tell thee: tell thee rather 223. on my right hand: to my right-hand...
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Shakespeare and Cognition: Aristotle's Legacy and Shakespearean Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 167 pages
...quick spirit that is in Antony" (1.2.28-29) and Caesar has pointed to the same shortcoming in Cassius: I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that...loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music (1.2.200-04). Instead, he would turn what Casca senses is theater into a metaphor that drives...
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