“This was the noblest of them all … 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! ’Vv 68.’ Antony speaking about Brutus. ‘This was a man’ is the epitaph on the fictional ‘Cassius Hueffler’, one of the characters who speaks beyond the grave in Spoon River Anthology (1915) by the American poet, Edgar Lee Masters.
‘Hueffler’ comments on his gravestone: ‘Those who knew me smile/ As they read this empty rhetoric/ … Now that I am dead I must submit to an epitaph/ Graven by a fool!’

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  • Gerry  Temple
    Gerry Templeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thanks Gerry, just a weird shot on my part for a *sticks and stones’ challenge. Barb

    – Barb Miller

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Briceover 4 years ago

    Intriguing Barb. Nice clear shot.

  • Thanks Jenny … funny, I seem to see a face in this capture with a ‘smirk.’

    Barb

    – Barb Miller

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