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" That to the observer doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues... "
Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ... - Page 184
by G.W. Carleton & Co - 1878 - 340 pages
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Mystery of the Black Tower

John Palmer (Jun.) - Fiction - 2005 - 183 pages
...terms. There is a kind of character in thy life, That, to the observer doth thy history Fully unfold: thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper,...on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Nor light them for themselves: for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we...
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The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy and Human Value

John Cottingham - Philosophy - 2005
...others, are not extraneous demands on Christian theology but its life and soul. 6 IMAGES OF INTEGRATION Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do, Not light...themselves. For if our virtues Did not go forth of us, t 'were all alike As if we had them not. Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.41 Consideration of the problem...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 207 pages
...text of 'Let your light so shine before men" in the first scene of Measure for Measure, tells Angelo: Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, diey on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our...
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Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

John Albert Murley, Sean D. Sutton - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 265 pages
...bushel, the Duke exhorts Angelo to recognize that he is morally well endowed to a purpose. He sermonizes, "Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, / Not...forth of us, 'twere all alike / As if we had them not" (I. i. 34-35). Ditto, we might say, our vices. If they are not known, if we are not held accountable...
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Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man

Sukanta Chaudhuri - Didactic drama, English - 1981 - 231 pages
...stern. (II. ii. 65-6) By contrast, moral rectitude appears to imply a sterile self-centredness: . . . if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (I. i. 34-6) Angelo's rigour obviously implies a shocking lack of charity; in fact, this seems to be...
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