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" Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do; Not light them for themselves: for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 100
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Shakespeare for Beginners

Brandon Toropov - Study Aids - 1997 - 222 pages
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...first givers. (3.3.95-7) Here, the Duke tells Angelo that his virtues must be set to work: Heaven does with us as we with torches do, Not light them for...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (1.1.32-5) It is a thematic statement whose sexual resonances are explored in the first seventeen of...
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Shakespearean Power and Punishment: A Volume of Essays

Gillian Murray Kendall - Drama - 1998 - 219 pages
...remarks make the practices of heaven in this regard seem suspiciously congruent with those of nature: Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light...Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues; nor nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines...
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Shakespearean Criticism Yearbook

Gale Group, Michelle Lee - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 420 pages
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Measure for Measure: Second Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 203 pages
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Measure for Measure: With New and Updated Critical Essays and a Revised ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 228 pages
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The Library Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 1278 pages
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The Library Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 1278 pages
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 320 pages
...unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,...alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touched But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence But, like...
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Romance and Reformation: The Erasmian Spirit of Shakespeare's Measure for ...

Robert B. Bennett - Drama - 2000 - 189 pages
...nature of Nature, speaking of her in personified terms, as a cognitive, intentional, divine force: Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But like a thrifty goddess, she determines...
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