Jan 30, 2007

And So It Begins (Part II)


Amid can of Putin worms, which our dear friend Igor has opened, we offer only this bit from Julius Caesar. It seems the script has already been written.

Act 3. Scene II
"He hath brought many captives home to Rome whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?

"You all did see that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: Was this ambition?"

When a Deputy from the Justice Ministry thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?

1 comment:

IK said...

Brilliant! I remembered this one from Hamlet (when he's mocking the King's letters to England):

An earnest conjuration from the King,
As England was his faithful tributary,
As love between them like the palm might flourish,
As peace should still her wheaten garland wear
And stand a comma 'tween their amities,
And many such-like as's of great charge,
That, on the view and knowing of these contents,
Without debatement further, more or less,
He should the bearers put to sudden death,
Not shriving time allow'd.