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" If to do were as easy as to know what were^ good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the... "
The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare: In Six Volumes - Page 90
by William Shakespeare, Joseph Rann - 1787
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The Political Economy of Change

1969 - 316 pages
...in Western and Eastern Nigeria (1969). IX THE APPLICATION OF POLITICAL ECONOMY If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice l Joseph Tussman once argued that "it would be irresponsible...
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Particular Saints: Shakespeare's Four Antonios, Their Contexts, and Their Plays

Cynthia Lewis - 1997 - 250 pages
...however, Portia's appreciation of human limitations is realistic beyond her years: "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces" (12-14). Yet her awareness that human inadequacy requires compassion comes and goes. Intolerant of...
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Shakespeares Komödien aus der Sicht der pragmatischen Kommunikationstheorie

Beatrix Hesse - 1998 - 200 pages
...deren Ausführung referiert Portia bereits bei ihrem ersten Auftreten in I.ii: "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been...palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions. I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done than to be one of the twenty to follow...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...happiness, therefore, to be seated in the mean. 10388 The Merchant of Venice If to do were as easy 10389 The Merchant of Venice There is not one among them but I dote on his very absence. 10390 The...
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The Litigation Manual: Trial

John G. Koeltl - 1999 - 786 pages
...to you: As a noted woman advocate, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, put it: "If to do were as easy to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces." It is certainly easier to discuss methods of presenting witnesses effectively than to present witnesses quietly,...
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Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in ...

Michael C. Schoenfeldt - 1999 - 203 pages
...the capacity of the reason to exert the requisite control over the emotions: If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces . . . The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree; such a hare...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 pages
...and power are still yours. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 4, 17 (2nd century) 11 If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been...palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1, ii, 11-13 (c. 1596-8) 12 There is no...
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Magnetic Venture: The Story of Oxford Instruments

Audrey Wood - 2001 - 387 pages
...mergers the Company sought profit stabilization through some corporate relationship If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, Chapels had been Churches, and poor men's cottages princes palaces. (Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (1600)) In the thriving business environment of the mid-1980s...
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Esthétiques de la nouveauté à la renaissance

François Laroque, Franck Lessay - 2001 - 187 pages
...selon saint Matthieu viennent s'entrelacer aux premières paroles de Portia ("If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions" [I, 2]), on entend aussi des versets...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 pages
...and well pronounced. NERISSA. They would be better, if well follow'd. PORTIA. If to do were as easy e in them, then so do we, Because we ever have been...refuge straight to Bristol-castle: The Earl of Wilt instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow...
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