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" Be absolute for death ; either death, or life, Shall thereby be the sweeter. Reason thus with life : — If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath thou art, Servile to all the skyey influences, That dost this habitation,... "
Shakspeare's Measure for Measure: A Comedy - Page 30
by William Shakespeare - 1803 - 68 pages
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Works, Containing His Plays and Poems: To which is Added a Glossary, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1797
...death, or life, Shall thereby be the fweeter. Reafon thus with life,— If I do lofe thee, I do lofe a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath thou art, (Servile to all the fkiey influences,) That doft this habitation, where thou keep'ft, Hourly afflid : merely, thou art...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1797
...death, or life, Shall thereby be the fweeter. Reafon thus with life,— If I do lofe thee, I do lofe a thing That none but fools would keep :/»• a- breath thou art, Se-rvile 9 Sufgeflion, t"mptat'rvn,Jn(r;gation.- J6»Nso»\ 1 This, in Shakfpearo's la: £ii.ige, may mean,...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare. ....

William Shakespeare - 1800
...death, or life, Shall thereby be the fweeter. Reafon thus with life, — If I do lofe thee, I do lofe a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath thou art, (Servile to all the fluey influences,) That doft this habitation, where thou keep'ft, Hourly afflift : merely, thou art...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: The merry wives of Windsor. Twelfth ...

William Shakespeare - 1800
...death, or life, Sh;:ll thereby be the fweeter. Reafon thus with life, — If I do lofe thee, I do lofe a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath thou art, (Servile to all the fkiey influences,) That doft this habitation, where thou keep'ft, Hourly afflift : merely, thou art...
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The Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare: Printed Complete, with D. Samuel ...

William Shakespeare - 1802
...death or life Shall thereby be the fweeter. Reafon thus with life ;— If I do lofe thee, I do lofe a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath thou art, Servile to all the fkiey influences That do this habitation, where thou keep'ft, Hourly afflidt : merely thou art death's...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...high will we bound our calm contents. SHAKESPEARE. CHAP. XX. Life. — JllEAsoN thus with life : x If I do lose thee , I do lose a thing That none but fools would reck: a breath thou art, Servile to all the skiey influences , That do this habitation , where thou...
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“The” Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1804
...The miserable have^no other medicine, But only hope : I have hope to live, and am prepar'd to die. Shall thereby be the sweeter. Reason, thus with life, — If I do lose thce, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep : a breath thon art, (Servile to all the skiey...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...miserable have no other medicine, But only hope : I have hope to live, and am prepar'd to die. Duke. Be absolute for death; either death, or life, Shall...thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep :5 a breath thou art, (Servile to all the skiey influences,) That dost this habitation, where thou...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 375 pages
...forms. I do not think the correction proposed by Dr. Johnson necessary. P. 75.— 59.— 271. Duke. Reason thus with life,— If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep. I believe this passage is rightly explained by Dr. Johnson. P. 76.— 59.— 272. a breath thou art,...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1807
...have hope to live. and am prepar'd to die. Duke. Be absolute for death ; either death, or life, Sha II thereby be the sweeter. Reason thus with life,—...do'st this habitation, where thou keep'st, Hourly afliict: merely, thou art death's fool ; For him thou labour'st by thy flight to shun, And yetrun'st...
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