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" Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. "
The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 269
by William Shakespeare - 1768
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Romance and Reformation: The Erasmian Spirit of Shakespeare's Measure for ...

Robert B. Bennett - 2000 - 189 pages
...intentional, divine force: Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But like a thrifty goddess, she determines...
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Women and Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century: Specific controversies

Mike Sanders - 2001 - 624 pages
...December 1839, pp. 948-9. "Heaven doth with us as we with torches do; Not light them for themselves: for if our virtues Did not go forth of us 'twere all...them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues: nor nature never tends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But, like a thrifty goddess,...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - 2001 - 498 pages
...thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (1.1.29-35) Living comfortably insulated in his citadel while relying upon his subordinates, the Duke...
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Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America

Charles T. Clotfelter, Thomas Ehrlich - 2001 - 560 pages
...better than anyone else: Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves, for if our virtues Did not go forth of us. 'Twere all alike As if we had them not.6 As an aside, one cannot help but be amused by the fact that the US Department of Commerce, in...
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Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...application appears to have been noticed, though there is another echoing allusion to it in Sh. himself: "... if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not" (Measure for Measure, i.1.34-36). The phraseology in this passage echoes several passages concerning...
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Hearing the Measures: Shakespearean and Other Inflections

George Thaddeus Wright - 2001 - 327 pages
...system. As logical thought is built on assumptions from which consequences may be deduced or inferred ("If our virtues / Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike / As if we had them not"—1.1.34-36), so the law's language is built on supposes, on //"-clauses that suppose certain...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 28

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 200 pages
...thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere...them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues; nor nature never lends The smallest scruple of excellence But, like a thrifty goddess, she...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 18

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 228 pages
...said. . .who did touch me? Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere...alike As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch' d But to fine issues. Whiter even hints at the use of iterative imagery when he remarks21 that...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 25

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 224 pages
...that Shakespeare places the same interpretation on his own 'torches'. The Duke comments on his simile, for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not (33—j) and later he tells Isabella that 'Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful' (ni, i, 204)....
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Erikson on Development in Adulthood: New Insights from the Unpublished Papers

Carol Hren Hoare - 2001 - 304 pages
...insight ultimately requires: Heaven does with us as we with torches do Not light them for themselves. For if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.32 Although his message was indirect, an elaboration of his dedication of the edition to Anna Freud,...
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