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Quotation by Shakespeare
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mixed in him that nature might stand up
And say to all the world "This was a man."
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 5, sc. 5, l. 72-4 (1623).
Referring to Brutus. Antony bases the end of his panegyric on the Platonic notion that the four natural elements (earth, air, fire and water) are represented in man.
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