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" In the corrupted currents of this world, Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law; but 'tis not so above; There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell'd,... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: King Lear. Romeo and Juliet ... - Page 331
by William Shakespeare - 1839
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - 1995 - 268 pages
...prepared to alter his way of life. Few of us are. Claudius' "offence" is the sin and its "effects": In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...prize itself Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above. (57-60) The image of heavenly justice is central to Hamlet. Judgment Day is here and now. The pace...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 101 pages
...did the murder My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. 55 May one be pardoned and retain th' offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...prize itself Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above. 60 There is no shuffling; there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelled, Even...
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Democracy, Social Values, and Public Policy

Milton Michael Carrow, Robert Paul Churchill, Robert P. Churchill, Joseph J. Cordes - 1998 - 201 pages
...certain. In the corrupted curents of diis world Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, And 'tis often seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law: but...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell'd Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. But even if we concede...
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Scribes and Translators: Septuagint and Old Latin in the Books of Kings ...

Natalio Fernández Marcos - 98 pages
...effects for which I did the murder, My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain the offence? In the corrupted currents...the action lies In his true nature; and we ourselves compcll'd. Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then? what rests?...
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The Law in Shakespeare

Cushman Kellogg Davis - 1883 - 303 pages
...annual fee. Hamlet, Act 2, Seine 2. No. 269. THE LAW IN SHAKESPEARE. No. 271. Hay one be pardon'd, and retain the offence ? In the corrupted currents...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell'd, Even to the teeth, and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. Samlet, Act 3, Scene...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 296 pages
...the murder, My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. 55 May one be pardoned and retain th'offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...prize itself Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above; 60 There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelled Even...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - 2001 - 240 pages
...effects for which I did the murder, My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain the offence? In the corrupted currents...the action lies In his true nature; and we ourselves compell'd, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then? what rests?...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 261 pages
...did the murder: My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain th'offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell' d, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then? What rests?...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - 2001 - 361 pages
...his crime; therefore he cannot receive pardon. Claudius then grasps one more truth: . . . And often 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law,...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell'd, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. (Ill, iii, 59-64) Even...
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Shame in Shakespeare

Ewan Fernie, Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway Ewan Fernie - 2002 - 274 pages
...clean, but cannot forsake the fruits of sin: his crown, his Gertrude. And yet he acknowledges quietly: In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelFd Even to the truth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. (3.3.60-4) This is an anticipation...
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