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" The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blessed; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes. Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his... "
Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labor's lost. Merchant of Venice. As you ... - Page 232
by William Shakespeare - 1846
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Witnesses to the Truth: Containing Passages from Distinguished Authors ...

John Wesley Hanson - Universalism - 1854 - 185 pages
...his just due, even though it is the pound of flesh nearest the heart. Portia replies : " The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle...twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes ; 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - Readers - 1855 - 426 pages
...within his danger, do you not ? ( To Antonio.) Ant. Ay, so he says. Por. Do you confess the bond 1 Ant. I do. Por. Then must the Jew be merciful. Shy....twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes ; 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown...
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A Memoir of S.S. Prentiss, Volume 2

George Lewis Prentiss - Lawyers - 1855
...given to you — not grudgingly, but with an open hand ; for the quality of benevolence, like that of mercy, "Is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle...twice blessed, It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes." * Mr. Prentiss was just at this time in a no unfitting mood to make such a touching appeal....
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The Book of Oratory: A New Collection of Extracts in Prose, Poetry and ...

Readers - 1856 - 500 pages
...as the night the day, Thou canst not, then, be false to any man. SBAKSPEABB. 30. MERCY. THE quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth as the gentle...twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown...
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Self-culture in Reading, Speaking, and Conversation: Designed for the Use of ...

William Sherwood - Conversation - 1856 - 383 pages
...overcome evil ' with good. There is no 6ther way." 6. MERCY.— Shakspeare. B. 1564, d. 1616. The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle...twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest ' in the mightiest ; it becomes | The throned monarch ' better than his...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...mother. Act iv. Sc. 1. What ! wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice ? Act iv. Sc. 1. The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle...twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes. Merchant of Venice — Continued. Act iv. Sc. 1. A Daniel come to judgment. Act iv. Sc....
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1857
...as you do proceed. — You stand within his danger, do you not ? \To Antonio. Ant. Ay, so he says. Por. Do you confess the bond ? Ant. I do. Por. Then...I ? tell me that. Por. The quality of mercy is not strain' d, — It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath : it is twice bless'd,...
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The Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice. Midsummer night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...as you do proceed. — You stand within his danger,1 do you not ? [to Antonio. Ant. Ay, so he says. Por. Do you confess the bond ? Ant. I do. Por. Then...I ? tell me that. Por. The quality of mercy is not strain'd : It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven 1 Reach or control. Upon the place beneath :...
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The Sister of Charity; Or, From Bermendsey to Belgravia, Volume 2

Annie Emma Challice - 1857
...which reached them, for evidence of her deeds in a distant land ; but into such columns " The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth as the gentle...twice blessed : It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes." But, it does not often find its way, willingly, into newspapers. So they could only hope...
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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 384 pages
...to steal both his, And leave itself unfurnished. MERCY. (From the Merchant of Venice.) The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth, as the gentle...twice blessed ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes: 'T is mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown:...
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