William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Speech: "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" - Poem by William Shakespeare

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest-
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men-
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

Form: Iambic Pentameter


Comments about Speech: "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" by William Shakespeare

  • (12/26/2015 11:01:00 PM)


    Librans are ambitious
    and
    mostly genuinely
    they say liarly still
    ego- oists

    Caesar was born in the eighth old month of Libra
    and as per Brutus was ambitious

    He wanted to be known as EMPEROR

    Brutus becomes immortal
    for killing his friend Caesar
    on whom July as a loser is named
    and Leos all are victors
    as was Brutus

    all Cancerians suffer
    at the hands of Leos
    I have for ever known

    Go see in your own homes
    even PMs lost their thrones
    post though....
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  • (12/26/2015 10:56:00 PM)


    Julius Caesar was born as per earlier Calendar as LIBRA last calendar eight month was Libra and Librans are still ambitious and mostly genuinely they say liar[y still ego- oists
    Brutus becomes immortal for killing his friend Caesar on whom July as a loser is named and leos all are victors as was Brutus all Cancerians suffer at the hands of Leos i have for ever known Go see in your own homes even PMs lost their throne post though
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 22, 2015



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