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" The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together : our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. "
The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare: In Six Volumes - Page 440
by William Shakespeare, Joseph Rann - 1787
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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1836
...dignity, that li- valour hath here acquired for mm, shall at home be encountered with a shame as ample. 1 1T q ݒV( I ^ DO proud, if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cheriehM by...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...severe, that it consecrates to eternity or consigns to infamy. — Roger Coke. 765. Life Chequered. — The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together : our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not ; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues. — Shakspeare....
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 15

...temperament. What is more true, or more justly descriptive of human nature, than this passage of Shakspeare? " The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together ; our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not ; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues." The marked...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...476. It is more difficult to hinder ourselves from being governed, than to govern others.—Ib. 477. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together; our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.—Shakspeare....
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Complete Works: With Dr. Johnson's Preface, a Glossary, and an Account of ...

William Shakespeare - 1838 - 926 pages
...dignity, that his valour hath here acquired for him, shall at home be encountered with a shame as ample. 1 oar faults whipped them not ; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherish'd by our virtues....
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Shakespeare's Autobiographical Poems: Being His Sonnets Clearly Developed ...

Charles Armitage Brown - 1838 - 306 pages
..."good in every thing," without shutting his eyes to the evil. " The web of our life," he tells us, " is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together : our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues." This constant,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 37

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 240 pages
...First Lord in act 4, in which moral categories are presented in irascible- concupiscible phrasing: 'The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together; our virtues would be proud if our faults whipp'd them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherish' d by our virtues' (4.3.68-71)....
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Shakespeare's Courtly Mirror: Reflexivity and Prudence in All's Well that ...

David Haley - 1993 - 314 pages
...faintly sanctimonious First Lord too often are quoted as if they were a thematic summary of All's Well: The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together; our virtues would he proud if our faults whipp'd them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherish'd by...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - 1995 - 197 pages
...nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself. 1v, iii, 18-24 And later in the same scene: FIRST LORD. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good...together; our virtues would be proud if our faults whipp'd them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherish'd by our virtues. 1v, iii,...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - 1997 - 416 pages
...moral observation, stressing the inevitable mixture in the human makeup of good and bad qualities: The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together. Our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. (4.3.74-7)...
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