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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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The plays and poems of Shakspeare [according to the text of E ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1832
...Thyself and thy belongings 2 Are not thine own so proper,3 as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee. Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do...alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd, But to fine issues : * nor nature never lends 1 Immediate choice. * Endowments. The smallest...
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Players of Shakespeare 3: Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by ...

Royal Shakespeare Company - Drama - 1993 - 222 pages
...into complex and self-deprecating arguments about Angelo's inherent virtue and his public use of it: Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (lines 29-35) The...
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Shakespeare's Courtly Mirror: Reflexivity and Prudence in All's Well that ...

David Haley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 314 pages
...Grace? Not so, friend, honor and lordship are my titles. 7. By the same rule that he set for Angelo ("If our virtues / Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike / As if we had them not" [li 33-35]), the Duke's public virtue requires perfecting by marriage. Even here, the Duke's fate reciprocates...
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Women and Spirituality

Carol Ochs - Philosophy - 1997 - 178 pages
...the mother suggests that true worship is not to give thanks but to do thanks — to pass on the gift. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.13 Beyond Images Beyond the image of the mother, is there anything that can aid us on the way that...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...Angelo's reputation for strict morality, then offers a lengthy address on the nature of goodness: ... for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (I, i, 33-35) In other words, good intentions are not enough. Good actions are the test of a human...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...unfolded character expressed in the immediately preceding lines: Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine so proper as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (1.1.29-35) If Angelo hasn't yet published his virtues, what is the content of his already unfolded...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...first givers. (3.3.95-7) Here, the Duke tells Angelo that his virtues must be set to work: Heaven does with us as we with torches do, Not light them for...forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (1.1.32-5) It is a thematic statement whose sexual resonances are explored in the first seventeen of...
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The British Idealists

David Boucher, Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations David Boucher, Raymond Geuss, Quentin Skinner - History - 1997 - 304 pages
...man, but something above it and beyond it. And further, again, the good will is presented as one i Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee. Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves: for if our...
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Shakespearean Power and Punishment: A Volume of Essays

Gillian Murray Kendall - Drama - 1998 - 219 pages
...remarks make the practices of heaven in this regard seem suspiciously congruent with those of nature: Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light...alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues; nor nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence But, like...
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 320 pages
...Angelo, There is a kind of character in thy life That to th'observer doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper...alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touched But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence But, like...
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