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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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Syracuse University

Steve Krakauer - Education - 2005 - 160 pages
...and the realist of a pessimisticallycontemplated world-order" in the "Be absolute for death" speech. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (1.1.32-35) Being just, the ideal held out to the deputies in the sources, seems easy by comparison....
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Ethical Studies

F. H. Bradley, Francis Herbert Bradley - Philosophy - 1988 - 344 pages
...Cf. Aristotle, Pol. vii. i325, b. i4-23. i Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee....if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd We shall return to the question, What is the measure of a man's morality? The general end is self-realization,...
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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

Gary Schmidgall - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 234 pages
...Measure: 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,...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. [1.1.29-35] But what sinks Venus in Adonis's and the reader's minds is the Duke's next line: "Spirits...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 255 pages
...his mind : ( i ) the candlestick {eg Matthew s: is), (2) the woman with an issue of blood (the verNot light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did...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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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 247 pages
...enfold. 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....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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Women and Spirituality

Carol Ochs - Philosophy - 1997 - 178 pages
...gift. 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....go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.13 Beyond Images Beyond the image of the mother, is there anything that can aid us on the way that...
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The British Idealists

David Boucher, Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations David Boucher, Raymond Geuss, Quentin Skinner - History - 1997 - 304 pages
...again, the good will is presented as one i Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee....Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues. [William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act One, Scene One, lines 31-3] will; in collisions, going...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...lines: Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine so proper as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (1.1.29-35) If Angelo hasn't yet published his virtues, what is the content of his already unfolded...
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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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