In my last blog post I made a reference to the phrase, “right on” as having appeared in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. I’ve received dozens of inquires from interested readers who want to know who spoke this phrase, so here it is:
In Act III, scene 2 of Julius Caesar, Marc Antony says:
I am no orator, as Brutus is; But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man, That love my friend; and that they know full well That gave me public leave to speak of him: For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech, To stir men's blood; I only speak right on;
I don’t know exactly how Marc Antony arrived in the middle of the turbulent and flower strewn sixties so if anyone has any info about this please let us know!