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" Of every hearer; for it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth, Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value; then we find The virtue, that possession would not show us, Whiles it was ours... "
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An Abridgment of Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1831 - 300 pages
...uniformly ; and at last becomes extreme, when the pleasure of gratification is reduced to nothing: It so falls out, That what we have we prize not to...While we enjoy it; but being lack'd and lost, Why thea we rack the value ; then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whilst it was ours....
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831
...Upon the instant that she was accus'd, Shall be lamented, pitied, and excus'd, Of every hearer : for it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth, Whiles1 we enjoy it ; but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack2 the value ; then we find The virtue,...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1833 - 504 pages
...uniformly; and at last becomes extreme, iv hen the pleasure of gratification is reduced to nothing: — It so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth, While we enjoy it; hut beins; lack'd and lost, Why then we rack the value ; then we find The virtue that possession would...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 1

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1833
...annexed worn-out quotation from Shakspeare, than that of a gentleman who has lost his nose : " For it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth, Whiles we enjoy it ; but beina; lack'd and lost, Why then we rack the value ; then we find The virtue...
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Tragedies: Literally Translated Into English Prose, with Notes

Sophocles - 1833
...gods he died, not by them1", — no. Then let Ulysses, with empty [vaunts,] k See Brunck's note. For it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth. Whiles we enjoy it : but being lacked and lost, Why then we rack the value, then we find The virtue...
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The Meaning of Shakespeare, Volume 1

Harold C. Goddard - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 408 pages
...more succinct summary of his prophecy of the effect on Claudio of the "nothing" of Hero's death: for it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 32

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 276 pages
...Upon the instant that she was accused, Shall be lamented, pitied, and excused Of every hearer. For it so falls out, That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it; but being lacked and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue...
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 164 pages
...marked passages that reveal our mere giddiness. Also in Much Ado, he side-lined the Friar's words, for it so falls out That what we have we prize not to...enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours. (IV.i.218-23)...
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Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays

Carol Thomas Neely - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 261 pages
...All's Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale. For it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it; but being lacked and lost, Why then we rack the value, then we find The virtue...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...Upon the instant that she was accused, Shall be lamented, pitied, and excused Of every hearer; for it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lacked and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue...
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