Yonder is a ruined arch of a bridge built by Julius Caesar
nineteen hundred years ago.
King Ludd was a king in Britain, and in another book we learn that he was a brother of Cassevelaunis, who fought against Julius Caesar
, so from that we can judge of the time in which he reigned.
With Julius Caesar
, Decimus Brutus had obtained that interest as he set him down in his testament, for heir in remainder, after his nephew.
, the boldest, wisest, and bravest of captains, was charged with being ambitious, and not particularly cleanly in his dress, or pure in his morals.
I cannot fix the time or place when my friend and I began to read him, but it was in the fine print of that unhallowed edition of ours, and presently we had great lengths of him by heart, out of "Hamlet," out of "The Tempest," out of "Macbeth," out of "Richard III.," out of "Midsummer-Night's Dream," out of the "Comedy of Errors," out of "Julius Caesar
," out of "Measure for Measure," out of "Romeo and Juliet," out of "Two Gentlemen of Verona."
But now, my Faustus, that thou mayst perceive What Rome contains for to delight thine eyes, Know that this city stands upon seven hills That underprop the groundwork of the same: Just through the midst runs flowing Tiber's stream, With winding banks that cut it in two parts; Over the which two stately bridges lean, That make safe passage to each part of Rome: Upon the bridge call'd Ponte Angelo Erected is a castle passing strong, Where thou shalt see such store of ordnance, As that the double cannons, forg'd of brass, Do match the number of the days contain'd Within the compass of one complete year; Beside the gates, and high pyramides, That Julius Caesar
brought from Africa.
How many a time have we mourned over the dead body of Julius Caesar
, and to be'd and not to be'd, in this very room, for his amusement?
Also a man might go far, as he himself had done, by strict attention to plays called Lear and Julius Caesar
, both much in demand by examiners.
They went up the stone staircase leading simply to the long gallery above the cloisters, a gallery where all the dusty worthless old pictures had been banished for the last three generations--mouldy portraits of Queen Elizabeth and her ladies, General Monk with his eye knocked out, Daniel very much in the dark among the lions, and Julius Caesar
on horseback, with a high nose and laurel crown, holding his Commentaries in his hand.
'It is emotionally impossible to capture the pain and shock suffered by Julius Caesar
moments before his demise, when he looked into the eyes of his best and most trusted friend, Marcus Brutus," reads the memoir.
The society has won fame throughout the province for producing classical plays like Volpone, Hamlet, Macbeth, Dr Faustus and Julius Caesar
and Antony and Cleopatra.
Like the warring characters in 'Julius Caesar
,' perhaps what this play foremost needed was to choose sides.