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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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The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays

Vivian Thomas - English drama - 1987 - 236 pages
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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's Dramatic Structures

Anthony Brennan - Drama - 1988 - 163 pages
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The Quotable Shakespeare: A Topical Dictionary

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1988 - 544 pages
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Shakespeare's Idea of Art

Andrzej Jankowski - Aesthetics, British - 1988 - 156 pages
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The Topical Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1990
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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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Shakespeare and the Rival Playwrights, 1600-1606

David Farley-Hills - Drama - 1990 - 226 pages
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Shakespearean Criticism, Volume 16

Sandra L. Williamson - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 496 pages
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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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