Caesar, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 4, sc. 6, l. 4-6.

The time of universal peace is near.
Prove this a prosp'rous day, the three-nooked world
Shall bear the olive freely.

 

ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Caesar, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 4, sc. 6, l. 4-6.

Anticipating peace; "Prove this" means "If this prove"; " three-nooked" means three-cornered.

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