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Shakespeare quote in French
May 16, 2010 5:40 AM   Subscribe

Looking to identify a passage from Shakespeare that someone gave me written in French.

"Sa view fut noble et les elements se melaient si bien en lui que la nature aurait pu se dresser et crier au monde entier: c'était un homme."

My translation is too imprecise to yield anything in a google search. Does anyone recognize it?
posted by anonymous78 to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
 
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!'

(Julius Caesar, 5.5.68)
posted by ssg at 5:49 AM on May 16, 2010


Julius Caesar:
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world 'This was a man!'
posted by Erasmouse at 5:49 AM on May 16, 2010


ssg: CURSES!
posted by Erasmouse at 5:50 AM on May 16, 2010


Julius Caesar, end of Scene V, Antony (emphasis mine):
This was the noblest Roman of them all.
All the conspirators, save only he,
Did that they did in envy of great Caesar;
He only, in a general honest thought
And common good to all, made one of them.
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world, “This was a man!”


(Just for info, "view" is not French; it's "vie", which means "life".)
posted by fraula at 5:52 AM on May 16, 2010


google translator can be your friend, too.
posted by msconduct at 5:54 AM on May 16, 2010


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