Tuesday, November 11, 2014
These growing feathers plucked from Caesar's wing
Will make him fly an ordinary pitch,
Who else would soar above the view of men,
And keep us all in servile fearfulness.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Flavius, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 1, l. 72-5.
Caesar is imaged as a hawk that could be prevented from flying high if its feathers were plucked.