Gateway to the Classics: Poems Every Child Should Know by Mary E. Burt
 
Poems Every Child Should Know by  Mary E. Burt

A Fragment from Mark Antony's Speech

This was the noblest Roman of them all:

All the conspirators, save only he,

Did that they did in envy of great Csar;

He only, in a general honest thought

And common good to all, made one of them.

His life was gentle; and the elements

So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up,

And say to all the world, "This was a man!"


Shakespeare ("Julius Csar").


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