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" Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; It becomes The throned monarch better than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above this sceptred sway,... "
The Seasons of Life; with an Introduction on the Creation, and Primeval ... - Page 266
by Mary Ashdowne - 1839 - 309 pages
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - 1808 - 416 pages
...bless'd ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown: His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and tear of kings ; "But mercy is above the...
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King Henry IV.: The First[-second] Part ... in Five Acts

William Shakespeare - 1808 - 400 pages
...bless'd ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and tear of kings ; But mercy is above the...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1810 - 418 pages
...gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch l)etter than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above this...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1810 - 418 pages
...II. It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above this...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816 - 490 pages
...quality of mercy is not strain'd ; Itdroppeth as a gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. Jt is twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and...is above the sceptred sway : It is enthroned in the hearts of kings ; It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1817 - 322 pages
...takes : Shy. On what compulsion must I ? tell me that. 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; , But mercy is above this...
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Poems Divine and Moral: Many of Them Now First Published

John Bowdler - 1821 - 510 pages
...bless'd ; Itrblesseth him that gives, and him that takes. 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, ' . Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above...
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Hudibras: A Poem, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1822 - 496 pages
...in the Merchant of Venice, makes Portia, in her beautiful apostrophe to Mercy, say, " It becomes The throned monarch better than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temp'ral power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: Measure for ...

William Shakespeare - 1823 - 322 pages
...[31 To impugn, is to oppose, to controvert. STEEVENS. Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1823 - 436 pages
...bless'd ; It olesseth him that gives, and him that takes : Tis mightiest in the.mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown : His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above this...
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