Alas! alas! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once ; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy : How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? O, think on that; And mercy then... The Works of William Shakespeare - Page 192by William Shakespeare - 1889Full view
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John D. Cox - 2007 - 368 pages
...had refused to show mercy to Claudio when Isabella urged a standard that she finally meets herself: Why, all the souls that were were forfeit once, And...the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy. (2.2.78-80) Comic Faith 61 This is the standard of mercy that the Duke also lives by, though he repeatedly...