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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 Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 22
1845
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1827 - 346 pages
...fail ; and that should teach us, There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Roughhew them how we will. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves : for if qur virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere ;ill alike As if we had them not. Spirits arc not finely...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1828
...so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on theeHeaven doth with us, as we with torehes do ; Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues...'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits are uot finely touch 'd, But to fine issues: nor nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence,...
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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
...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...Spirits are not finely touched But to fine issues, nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines...
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Romance and Reformation: The Erasmian Spirit of Shakespeare's Measure for ...

Robert B. Bennett - Drama - 2000 - 189 pages
...nature of Nature, speaking of her in personified terms, as a cognitive, intentional, divine force: Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light...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 - Social Science - 2001 - 624 pages
...315 69 The Moral Virtues [Catherine Bariuby] from The New Moral World, 14 December 1839, pp. 948-9. "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 tends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But, like...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - Electronic books - 2001 - 498 pages
...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...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 - Business & Economics - 2001 - 560 pages
...giver's, benefit. 1n Measure for Measure, Shakespeare has Duke Vincentio say it better than anyone else: Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light...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 - Literary Criticism - 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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