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Mark his words

Marc Antony's funeral oration
Masterpiece of shrewd persuasion
  Igniting sundry Romans' fierce desire
  To douse 'noble Brutus' life with fire

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Date: 1/14/2019 4:05:00 AM
Your clerihew series is wonderful Gershon I hope you enter Carolyn's contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/14/2019 10:35:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jan. I'm so grateful for your encouragement, and really appreciate your support. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 1/13/2019 11:07:00 PM
"...The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones..." From Shakespeare's play. I've studied and memorized portions of Antony's speech on the death of his friend. The way he keeps patronizing Brutus, calling him noble, "an honorable man," is masterfully sarcastic. Wow, I'll be thinking of this all night now. Really like your clerihew. A fave for me of course. CD
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Date: 1/14/2019 10:34:00 AM
Ah yes, a true masterpiece of skilled oratory... Have you ever watched the movie version with Charlton Heston playing Antony? That's the version to see! (Not the Marlon Brando version). You can watch the clip of just the funeral oration on YouTube. I believe it's 9 minutes 7 seconds long/short. Enjoy! And thanks for the FAVE; that's always a thrill for me. ~ Gershon