Cleopatra's Needle

Bob Grossman celebrates the  Grandmummy of the Egyptian revolution. (The first of a very occasional series of the world’s great caricatures and caricaturists.) Here’s what Cleopatra has to say about Mubarak’s reign:

Ah, this thou shouldst have done
And not have spoke on’t. In me ‘tis villainy,
In thee ‘t had been good service. Thou must know
‘Tis not my profit that does lead mine honour;
Mine honour it. Repent that e’er thy tongue
Hath so betrayed thine act. Being done unknown,
I should have found it afterwards well done,
But must condemn it now.

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