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" We must not make a scarecrow of the law, Setting it up to fear the birds of prey, And let it keep one shape, till custom make it Their perch and not their terror. "
The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for ... - Page 228
by William Shakespeare - 1894
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...grace ; And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. Pope, Prol. 35. LAW, LAWVEKS— see Patriotism. We must not make a scare-crow of the law, Setting...custom make it Their perch, and not their terror. Bh. M.for M. n. 1. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being seasoned with a gracious voice,...
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Studies of Shakspere

Charles Knight - 1868 - 560 pages
...very ready;" and then come all the commonplaces by which a reign of terror is to be defended : — " We must not make a scarecrow of the law, Setting it...custom make it Their perch, and not their terror." ***** " The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept : Those many had not dared to do that evil,...
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Springdale abbey [by J. Parker]. ed. by J. Parker, Volume 317

Joseph Parker - 1868
...as, with the help of the key, we traced the Valley of Gihon and the Valley of Hinnom. CHAPTER XVII. ' We must not make a Scarecrow of the law, Setting it...till custom make it Their perch, and not their terror Ay, but yet Let us be keen, and rather cut a little.' — Measure for Measure. T HAVE not been sufficiently...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet

William Shakespeare - 1869 - 968 pages
...SCENE I.— A Hall in ANOELO'S House. Enter ANGILO, ESCALUS, a Justice, Officers, and other Attendants. a bark( Lot us be keen, and rather cut a little, Than fall,1 and bruise to death. Alas ' this gentleman, Whom...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Volumes 9-10

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Anthologies - 1870
...: yet death we fear That makes these odds all even. — Measure for Measure. LEGAL JUSTICE. Angela. WE must not make a scarecrow of the law, Setting it...till custom make it Their perch and not their terror. Escalus. Ay, but yet Let us be keen, and rather cut a little, Than fall, and bruise to death. Alas...
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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 10

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1870
...: yet death we fear That makes these odds all even. — Measure for Measure. LEGAL JUSTICE. Angela. WE must not make a scarecrow of the law, Setting it...till custom make it Their perch and not their terror. Escalus. Ay, but yet Let us be keen, and rather cut a little, Than fall, and bruise to death. Alas...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Complete, Accurately Printed from the Text ...

William Shakespeare - 1871 - 816 pages
...SCENE I.— A Halt in Angelo's House. Enter AXGSLO, KOCALI-S, Provost, Officers, and other Attendants. ? A.AcAM1N1O1P1 5]< A Bw' Lei but your honor know, (Whom I believe to be most straight in virtue,) That, in the working of your...
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The Works of Shakespeare: Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of ...

William Shakespeare - 1871
...Setting it up to fear' the birds of prey, 10 To owe is to hare, to pattest. " Tlmt is, the abbett Ai.il let it keep one shape, till custom make it Their perch,...rather cut a little, Than fall,* and bruise to death: Ahis! this gentleman, Whom I would save, had a most noble father. Let but your honour know, (Whom I...
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The Ornithology of Shakespeare: Critically Examined, Explained, and Illustrated

James Edmund Harting - Birds in literature - 1871 - 321 pages
...— " Another coureth downe and layeth out his buttockes, as though hee should shoote at crowes." " We must not make a scare-crow of the law, Setting...custom make it Their perch, and not their terror." Measure for Measure, Act ii. Sc. I. Lord Talbot relates that, when a prisoner in France, he was exhibited...
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The Congregationalist, Volume 1

Robert William Dale, James Guinness Rogers - Congregational churches - 1872
...take the vows of a nun, to plead for his life from the severely censorious Angelo, who affirms— " We must not make a scare-crow of the law, Setting...till custom make it Their perch, and not their terror . . . — II. 1. The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept : Those many had not dared to do...
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