“How many ages hence
Shall this, our lofty scene be acted over,
In states unborn and accents yet unknown.”
(Julius Caesar act 3, sc. 1)
Comments and Tips for Use. Use in earnest or in irony – the latter if a totally unimportant event has taken place. On Friday Sep 15 we entered and commented on the quote “….the fool multitude that choose by show.” – referring to what galvanizes the attention of the masses. As we know, today’s technological marvels deliver instant statistics on almost everything. As if to further support Shakespeare’s comment on “the fool multitude”, as of this date, the interest in Kate Middleton’s topless pictures outweighs by an order of magnitude any other interest. The bloody revolts in various countries of the Middle East and Africa are #14 in their power to elicit any interest among Internet surfers. And surfing the Internet suggests, by definition, that the user has, at least, a minimum level of education and understanding for electronic navigation.
Time to recall another appropriate quote, “O my breast, Thy hope ends here!”– see the entry on April 20, 2012. Still, in the United States of Amnesia, the topless outings of Kate Middleton will be (in this case fortunately) forgotten. And it is unlikely that the “lofty scene” be acted over in any age to come, let alone in states unborn or other languages.
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In the play. Cassius meditates on Julius Caesar’s assassination just committed.