"Though we lay ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Though we lay these honors on this man To ease ourselves of divers slanderous loads, He shall but bear them as the ass bears gold, To groan and sweat under the business, Either led or driven as we point the way.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 4, sc. 1, l. 19-23. Speaking of Lepidus; Octavius and Antony plan to make him responsible for what they may be accused of ("slanderous loads").

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