Q. Explain below lines by Antony from Chapter Julius Cesar by Willam Shakespeare. 
But yesterday the word of Caesar might
Have stood against the world. Now lies he there,
And none so poor to do him reverence.
O masters, if I were disposed to stir
Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage,
I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong—
Who, you all know, are honourable men.
I will not do them wrong. I rather choose
To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,
Than I will wrong such honourable men.
But here’s a parchment with the seal of Caesar.
I found it in his closet. 'Tis his will.
Let but the commons hear this testament—
Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read—

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The power and authority of Caesar is reflected in these lines. The speaker says how till the previous day, the words of Caesar were against the world. But now, the lifeless body of Caesar lies before their eyes, as a very poor and insignificant body. Antony also says that if he has to stir anger and fury in the minds of the people in the crowd, he would have to displease Brutus and Cassius. He adds sarcasm by calling them 'honourable men'. He says that he will not wrong them, but he will wrong Caesar who is dead, the people in front of him and his own self.  He then declares that he found the seal of authority of Caesar and his will, but he refuses to read it to the public.

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