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Subject: Shakespeare Question...
Date Posted: 8/7/2007 3:51 PM ET
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Does anyone know which Shakespearian play the quote, "Wreak Havoc, and let loose the dogs or war" came from? I'm probably off on the quote's exact saying.  I've been reading Pearl Harbor and saw its quote many times and just wondered which story it was in...I'd be much appreciative to whomever knew and would like to share...:)

 

Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 4:18 PM ET
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It is from Shakespeare's Play:

Julius Ceasar - (Act III, Scene I).

(Kinda appropraite isn't it?)

"Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war".  is the exact quote, although it has been quoted differently in many other novels to adapt to modern audiences.

Glad I could help! :)



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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 4:21 PM ET
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THank you so much!! :) Now to check and see if I have that one! lol! :)

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 4:24 PM ET
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Nope! Don't have it...must look for it! :)

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 4:25 PM ET
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I'll keep an eye out for you, I don't have it either! :)

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 4:44 PM ET
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Thank you! :)