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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. Spirits are not finely... "
The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ... - Page 656
by William Chauncey Fowler - 1851 - 659 pages
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 27, Issue 8

1862 - 48 pages
...justly receive censure for time misspent and thoughts thrown away. As grand Will Shakspeare has it,— " Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence,...Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use." It is well written of the hours, on the old sun-dial at Oxford, " Pereunt et Imputantur." sw D. THE...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 276 pages
...for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touched But to fine issues,...goddess, she determines Herself the glory of a creditor, 40 Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech To one that can my part in him advertise. Hold therefore,...
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Subjects on the World's Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle ...

David G. Allen, Robert A. White - 1995 - 332 pages
...18. This theme is perhaps most articulately expressed in the opening scene of Measure for Measure: Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence,...Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use. (1.1.36-40) Inescapably, we are reminded of the charged significance of the parable of the talents...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 148 pages
...of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touched But to fine issues;3 nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her...determines Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use.4 But I do bend my speech 40 To one that can my part in him advertise. Hold, therefore, Angelo:5...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - 1997 - 532 pages
...virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues; nor nature never lends The smallest...Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech To one that can my part in him advertise: Hold therefore, Angelo. In our remove,...
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Shakespearean Power and Punishment: A Volume of Essays

Gillian Murray Kendall - 1998 - 232 pages
...virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues; nor nature never lends The smallest...Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use. (1.1.32-40) "Thanks, but no thanks," might be the reply of the heroic actor cast as a mere torchbearer....
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - 2000 - 330 pages
...for themselves: for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touched But to fine issues,...Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use. But I do spend my speech To one that can my part in him advertise. Hold therefore, Angelo: (Removes...
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Romance and Reformation: The Erasmian Spirit of Shakespeare's Measure for ...

Robert B. Bennett - 2000 - 204 pages
...for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence,...Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use. (1.1.32-40)'7 This cosmos is in a dynamic state of becoming; and in it humans are called to be productive...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 164 pages
...touched 36 But to fine issues, nor nature never lends 37 The smallest scruple of her excellence 38 But like a thrifty goddess she determines Herself the glory of a creditor, 40 Both thanks and use. But I do bend my speech 41 To one that can my part in him advertise. Hold therefore,...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - 2001 - 750 pages
...una diosa avara, determina Ella misma la gloria de un acreedor, A la vez la gratitud y el uso.' i. nor nature never lends / The smallest scruple of her...determines / Herself the glory of a creditor, / Both (lumks and use [Ii36-40] Vincentio, duque de Viena, se está tomando unas vacaciones de la realidad...
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