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" Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery, That aptly is put on. "
The wisdom and genius of Shakspeare: comprising moral philosophy ... - Page 113
by William Shakespeare - 1838
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The works of William Shakespeare, the text formed from an entirely ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1843
...Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat Of habits, devil1, is angel yet in this; That to the use of actions fair...of easiness To the next abstinence : the next more easy3; For use almost can change the stamp of nature, And master the devil4, or throw him out With...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Printed from the Text ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1844
...bed : Assume a virtue , if you have it not. That monster , custom , who all sense doth eat Of hahits, devil, is angel yet in this; That to the use of actions...For use almost can change the stamp of nature, And master the devil , or throw him out With wondrous potency. Once more, goodnight: And when you are desirous...
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The Student: a magazine of theology, literature, and science

1844
...endearing recollections of youth, is in itself a task worthy of attention ; for, as Shakspeare says — " Custom, who all sense doth eat Of habit's devil, is...likewise gives a frock, or livery, That aptly is put on." MARYLEBONE LITERARY INSTITUTION. On Monday, the 19th ultimo, Mr. Griffiths delivered his third lecture...
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1847
...bed : Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat Of habits, is fuir: Hover through the fog and filthy air. [ Witches...DONALBAIN, LENOX, with Attendants, meeting a bleeding master the devil, or throw him out With wondrous potency. Once more, good night : And when you are...
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The Passions: Or, Mind and Matter

John Gideon Millingen - Emotions - 1848 - 464 pages
...language, or in garb; disregarding our poet's good advice : — " Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat Of habit's...gives a frock, or livery, That aptly is put on."* An ardent admiration and pursuit of the fine arts, poetry, and music, if it does not create love, must...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 57

Questions and answers - 1878
...honour." Act iii. BO. 4, 11. 161-165 :— "That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, •fOf habite devil, is angel yet in this, That to the use of actions...likewise gives a frock or livery, That aptly is put on." The meaning seems to be — That monster custom, who destroys the sense of shame, though by habit a...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, from the text ..., Part 50, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1851
...with the other half. Good night : but go not to my uncle's bed ; Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat Of habit's...fair and good He likewise gives a frock, or livery, * As that cf hair. t Intelligent. t Actions. 5 Frenzy. ; Bend. VOL. IV. 2 Q That aptly is put on: Refrain...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet, and ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...with the other half. Good night ; but go not to my uncle's bed ; Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat Of habit's...fair and good He likewise gives a frock, or livery, , ' ACT HI] HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK. 539 That aptly is put on. Refrain to-night ; And that shall...
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The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1851
...to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock, or livery, That aptly is put on : b] Refrain to-night : And that shall lend a kind of easiness...For use almost can change the stamp of nature, And master" the devil, or throw him out With wondrous potency.] Once more, good night : And when you are...
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The Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1852
...with the other half. Good night : but go not to my .uncle's bed ; Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat Of habit's...fair and good He likewise gives a frock, or livery, • As that of hair. t Intelligent. t Actions. I Frenzy. || Bend. VOL. IV. 2 O That aptly is put on...
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