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" I will be bound to pay it ten times o'er, On forfeit of my hands, my head, my heart: If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority: To do a great right, do a little wrong,... "
Midsummer night's dream. Merchant of Venice. As you like it. Taming the shrew - Page 191
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 7

Abraham John Valpy - 1816
...parties, to whom Spain owes nothing, might be ready to exclaim, supposing her pretensions legal, " To do a great right do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will." But the more coolly we examine the legal merits of the question, the more satisfactory will be the...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 23

1816
...been miftook, And fame about him have too laviflily Wrefted his meaning and authority. ' Shak. Wrtft once the law to your authority ; To do a great right, do a little wrong. Shot. WRESTERt nf [from wrejl.] He who * To WRESTLE. *. n. [from wrejl.] i. To contend who fliall...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 7

Abraham John Valpy - 1816
...third parties, to whom Spain owes nothing, might be ready to exclaim, supposing her pretensions legal) "To do a great right do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of bis will." But the more coolly we examine the legal merits of the question, the more satisfactory will...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1818
...heart : If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority : To do a great right,...little wrong ; And curb this cruel devil of his will. Par. It must not be; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established : 'Twill be recorded...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...heart : If this will not suffice, it must appear, That malice bearsdown truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority : To do a great right,...little wrong ; And curb this cruel devil of his will. Por. It must not be ; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established : 'Twill be recorded...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1821
...alteration we ought to adopt. RITSON. 8 malice bears down truth.] Malice oppresses honesty ; a Wrest once the law to your authority : To do a great right,...little wrong ; And curb this cruel devil of his will. POR. It must not be ; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established : 'Twill be recorded...
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - 1822
...in the language of Bassanio : "It must appear That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority ; To do a great right,...little -wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will." Many causes were sent out, or kept out of court by the mercy of this legal discovery, which was...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 5

1822
...the language of Bassanio : " It must appear That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority ; To do a great right,...little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will." Many causes were sent out, or kept out of court by the mercy of this legal discovery, which was probably...
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Blighted Ambition, Or, The Rise and Fall of the Earl of Somerset: A Romance ...

1822 - 407 pages
...promote the glory more than the happiness of his people. CHAP. V. -I beseech you Wrest once the laws to your authority ; To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. ROCHESTER, on quitting his friend Overbury, tripped lightly along the Mall...
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Etymologicon universale; or, Universal etymological ..., Volume 2; Volume 30

Walter Whiter - 1822
...WRESTED or Perverted from its proper state, or its due and right course : " And I beseech you, " WREST once the law to your authority "To do a great right, do a little WRONG." The English Round, and its parallels, as produced by the Etymologists, Rond, (Fr.) the Teutonic Rundt,...
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