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" Mark you this, Bassanio, The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul, producing holy witness, Is like a villain with a smiling cheek ; A goodly apple rotten at the heart : O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath ! Shy. "
Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ... - Page 184
by Robert Deverell - 1813
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Law and the Arts

Hofstra University - Art - 1999 - 256 pages
...throughout the scenes in which he appears, the unredeemed "villain" whom Antonio initially categorizes: "an evil soul producing holy witness/ Is like a villain...smiling cheek, a goodly apple rotten at the heart" (1.3.91-94). He is unrelenting and without conscience in plotting against Antonio, and turns himself...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - Religion - 2000 - 218 pages
...a sabre, for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain. Sa'di, Gulistan, 8, 98 (1258) i The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil...smiling cheek, A goodly apple, rotten at the heart. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, I, iii, 93-6 (c. 1596-8) 8 It is not the lie that passeth...
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Human Vices and Human Worth in Dante's Comedy

Patrick Boyde - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 323 pages
...from the Epistle, quoted on p. 246 above. 40 Merchant of Venice i, iii, 98. The quotation continues: 'An evil soul producing holy witness / Is like a villain...heart. / O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath.' Dante's Gerione, the 'sozza imagine di froda', has a 'faccia d'uom giusto' (Inf. XVH, 7-12). 41 'Pius...
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My Conflict with a Soviet Spy: The Story of the Ron Evans Spy Case

Eddie Miller - Espionage, Russian - 2001 - 261 pages
...she said significantly. "Let's hope so for your sake," I replied with a smile. CHAPTER 8 The big lie "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose, An...the heart. O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!" Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act I, Sc. 3, 1.130-3. It was two years since I had first met...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...ewes and rams? SHYLOCK. I cannot tell: I make it breed as fast: — But note me, signior. ANTONIO. + SHYLOCK. Three thousand ducats, — 'tis a good round sum. Three months from twelve, — then, let...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...thou didst bower the spirit of a fiend In mortal paradise of such sweet flesh? Juliet — RJ III.ii The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose; An evil...the heart: O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath! Antonio — MV I.iii I like not fair terms and a villain's mind. Bassanio — MV I.iii I never did...
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Il mercante di Venezia

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2003 - 240 pages
...silver ewes and rams ? SHYLOCK I cannot tell, I make it breed as fast. But note me, signor ANTONIO Mark you this, Bassanio, The devil can cite Scripture...smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. 0 what a goodly outside falsehood hath! SHYLOCK Three thousand ducats, 'tis a good round sum. ion Three...
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The Dictionary of Love

Theocritus Junior - Family & Relationships - 2003 - 280 pages
...religious in his opinions—that is, when his intended victim happens to be in a religious family. " The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose, An evil...villain with a smiling cheek; A goodly apple rotten to the heart, Oh, what a goodly outside falsehood hath." MERCHANT OF VENICE, Act i. 3. Towards this...
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare, Tony Farrell - Drama - 2003 - 141 pages
...silver ewes and rams? SHYLOCK I cannot tell; I make it breed as fast. But note me, signior. ANTONIO Mark you this, Bassanio, The devil can cite Scripture...for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness 'Ml Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. O what a goodly outside...
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Great Oxford: Essays on the Life and Work of Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of ...

Richard Malim - Aristocracy (Social class) - 2004 - 362 pages
...difference between the merchant's profits and his own usury. In an aside to Bassanio, Antonio whispers, The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil...the heart O what a goodly outside falsehood hath! Matthew v.5 and Luke iv.10 concern the devil citing Scripture and there is one of Shakespeare's favourite...
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