La mort de César

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Author: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Published: 1735
Language: French
Wordcount: 11,478 / 46 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,401
Added to site: 2005.05.10
mnybks.net#: 10325
Genre: Drama
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plus jeunes ans; J'ai détesté Sylla, j'ai haï les Tyrans. J'eusse été Citoyen, si l'orgueilleux Pompée N'eut voulu m'opprimer sous sa gloire usurpée. Né fier, ambitieux, mais né pour les vertus, Si je n'étais Cesar, j'aurais été Brutus. Tout homme à son état doit plier son courage. Brutus tiendra bientôt un différent langage, Quand il aura connu de quel sang il est né. Croi-moi, le Diadème à son front destiné, Adoucira dans lui sa rudesse importune; Il changera de moeurs, en changeant de fortune. La nature, le sang, mes bienfaits, tes avis, Le devoir, l'intérêt, tout me rendra mon fils.

ANTOINE.

J'en doute. Je connais sa fermeté farouche: La secte dont il est n'admet rien qui la touche. Cette secte intraitable, & qui fait vanité, D'endurcir les esprits contre l'humanité, Qui dompte & foule aux pieds la Nature irrit&eacu

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