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" 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 192
by William Shakespeare - 1889
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Lovers, Clowns, and Fairies: An Essay on Comedies

Stuart M. Tave - 1993 - 294 pages
...if he says her brother is a forfeit of the law she is ready with the remedy he said did not exist. Why all the souls that were, were forfeit once, And...remedy. How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? Oh, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your...
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Shakespeare Reread: The Texts in New Contexts

Russ McDonald - 1994 - 324 pages
...her at her task, and gradually her language warms and reveals her intellectual power and subtlety: Why, all the souls that were were forfeit once, And...will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. (73-79) The meter here is not much less regular than before, but Isabella's speeches now pour emphasis...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - 1993 - 300 pages
...the one most often heard in Shakespeare's plays which in itself tells us much about him: . . . . Alas, Alas; Why, all the souls that were were forfeit...top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? (2.2.72) Or, as Hamlet at about the same time was putting it in bis play: "Use every man after his...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 889 pages
...ii, 55). Gradually Isabella grows more impassioned, and her thoughts have more powerful implications: How would you be If He, which is the top of judgment,...will breathe within your lips. Like man new made. (II, ii, 75-79) Her address emphasizes the religious necessity of mercy, that Angelo's denial is anti-Christian....
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The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology

Oliver O'Donovan - 1999 - 324 pages
...But if that pure judgment were set loose among us, all would be destroyed, judge and judged alike. 'How would you be / If he which is the top of judgment...will breathe within your lips / Like man new made!' (Measure 11.2). We should, therefore, not invoke it. But this does not mean there is no place for justice...
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - 2000 - 330 pages
...what a prisoner. ANGELO Your brother is a forfeit of the law, And you but waste your words. ISABELLA Alas, alas; Why, all the souls that were were forfeit...remedy. How would you be, If He, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? O think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 164 pages
...have took, 74 Found out the remedy. How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should 76 But judge you as you are? O think on that, And mercy...will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. 79 ANGELO Be you content, fair maid, It is the law, not I, condemn your brother. ao Were he my kinsman,...
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莎士比亞通論: 喜劇

顏元叔 - 2001 - 838 pages
...她搬出上帝以為 論據: An 芭 Isab. Your brother is a forfeit of the law, And you but waste your words. Alas, alas! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit...remedy. How would you be If He, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? 0, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your...
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The Loves of Shakespeare's Women

Susannah York, William Shakespeare - 2001 - 124 pages
...marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe Become them with one half so good a grace As mercy does. Alas, alas! Why, all the souls that were were forfeit...remedy. How would you be, If He, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you, as you are? O, think on that And mercy then will breathe within your...
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Measure for Measure: Oxford School Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 180 pages
...Angelo Your brother is a forfeit of the law, And you but waste your words. Isabella Alas, alas! 75 Why all the souls that were, were forfeit once, And...remedy. How would you be If he, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? Oh, think on that, so And mercy then will breathe within...
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