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" That to the observer doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues... "
Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ... - Page 138
by Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - 1904 - 643 pages
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 34

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 224 pages
...Angelo: There is a kind of character in thy life That to th' observer doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. (1.1.27-31) There is a 'kind of character' in Angelo's life which is taken to unfold his 'history'....
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 25

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 224 pages
...that Shakespeare places the same interpretation on his own 'torches'. The Duke comments on his simile, for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not (33ój) and later he tells Isabella that 'Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful' (ni, i, 204)....
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The Shakespeare Oracle

...villain's life. Vincentio forgives his deputy and shows that, in the end, the law is not immutable: "Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, not light...forth of us, 'twere all alike as if we had them not" (1. 1. 33). In the future, mercy will temper judgment in Vienna. ROLE This card suggests an awakening,...
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Eternal Bonds, True Contracts: Law and Nature in Shakespeare's Problem Plays

A. G. Harmon - 2004 - 195 pages
...the play's first scene. The Duke accuses Angelo of hoarding nature's graces as if they were his own: Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...as to waste thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. (1.1.29-31) and Nature never lends the smallest scruple of her excellence But, like a thrifty goddess,...
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A Place in the Story: Servants and Service in Shakespeare's Plays

Linda Anderson - 2005 - 339 pages
...the purpose of human life is to serve others, he is merely setting forth an early modern commonplace: Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...touched But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines Herself the glory...
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The Problem Plays of Shakespeare: A Study of Julius Caesar, Measure for ...

Ernest Schanzer - 2005 - 196 pages
...of close verbal echoes. (As a typical instance of this tantalizing relationship compare the Duke's Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (1.1.29-36) with the following passage from the Basilikon Down: 'For it is not ynough that ye haue...
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The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy and Human Value

John Cottingham, Professor of Philosophy John Cottingham - 2005 - 186 pages
...others, are not extraneous demands on Christian theology but its life and soul. 6 IMAGES OF INTEGRATION Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do, Not light...forth of us, t'were all alike As if we had them not. Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.*1 Consideration of the problem posed by various differing traditions...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 2011 - 336 pages
...Angelo, There is a kind of character in thy life 30 That to th' observer doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, 35 Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 2011 - 336 pages
...Angelo, There is a kind of character in thy life 30 That to th' observer doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, 35 Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if...
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Mystery of the Black Tower

John Palmer (Jun.) - 2005 - 183 pages
...terms. There is a kind of character in thy life, That, to the observer doth thy history Fully unfold: thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper,...on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Nor light them for themselves: for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we...
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