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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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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 26

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 208 pages
...seek in the play. It is stated at the outset: If our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all al1ke As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues. (1, i, 33-6) There is repeated insistence that not only must the professors of virtue ' issue'...
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The Shakespeare Oracle

...the law is not immutable: "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. 33). In the future, mercy will temper judgment in Vienna. ROLE This card suggests an awakening,...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - 2005 - 207 pages
...thy virtues, diey 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 her excellence, But, like a thrifty goddess,...
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Mystery of the Black Tower

John Palmer (Jun.) - 2005 - 183 pages
...thy virtues, they 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...them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd, But to fine issues: nor nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence But, like a thrifty goddess,...
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A Place in the Story: Servants and Service in Shakespeare's Plays

Linda Anderson - 2005 - 339 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...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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The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy and Human Value

John Cottingham, Professor of Philosophy John Cottingham - 2005 - 186 pages
...6 IMAGES OF INTEGRATION Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do, Not light them for 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.*1 Consideration of the problem posed by various differing traditions...
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The Problem Plays of Shakespeare: A Study of Julius Caesar, Measure for ...

Ernest Schanzer - 2005 - 196 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. (1.1.29-36) with the following passage from the Basilikon Down: 'For it is not ynough that ye haue...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 2011 - 336 pages
...virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, 35 Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had diem not. Spirits are not finely touched But to fine issues, nor nature never lends The smallest scruple...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 2011 - 336 pages
...virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, 35 Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had diem not. Spirits are not finely touched But to fine issues, nor nature never lends The smallest scruple...
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Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

John Albert Murley, Sean D. Sutton - 2006 - 265 pages
...purpose. He sermonizes, "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" (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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