Tuesday, November 11, 2014
It doth amaze me
A man of such a feeble temper should
So get the start of the majestic world
And bear the palm alone.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassius, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2, l. 128-31.
Referring to Caesar, who in spite of physical ailments, outstrips ("get the start of") all other rulers to bear the palm of victory alone.