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This is a slight unmeritable man

Mark Antony
This is a slight unmeritable man,
Meet to be sent on errandsAlliteration
; is it fit,
The threefold world divided, he should stand
One of the three to share it?
Octavius Caesar
So you thought him,
And took his voice who should be prick'd to die
In our black sentence and proscription.
Mark Antony
Octavius, I have seen more days than you,
And though we lay these honors on this man
To ease ourselves of divers sland'rous 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;
And having brought our treasure where we will,
Then take we down his load, and turn him off
(Like to the empty ass) to shake his ears
And graze in commons.Simile

Octavius Caesar
You may do your will;
But he's a tried and valiant soldier.
Mark Antony
So is my horse, Octavius, and for that
I do appoint him store of provender.
It is a creature that I teach to fight,
To wind, to stop, to run directly on,
His corporal motion govern'd by my spirit;
And in some taste is Lepidus but so:
He must be taught, and train'd, and bid go forth;
A barren-spirited fellow; one that feeds
On objects, arts, and imitations,
Which, out of use and stal'd by other men,
Begin his fashion.Analogy
Do not talk of him
But as a property.Simile

Act 4
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