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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 Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ...

William Shakespeare - 1827 - 658 pages
...While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. MEASURE FOR MEASURE. * - ' ACT I. VIRTUE GIVEN TO BE EXERTED. HEAVEN doth with us, as we with torches do; Not light them for themselves: for if pur virtues * Cool. t Wild applęs. MEASURE FOR MEASURE. 31 Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1827 - 412 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 - 404 pages
...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 - 232 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 - English drama - 2000 - 330 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 - 204 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 - Feminism - 2001 - 632 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 - Mirror symmetry - 2001 - 940 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 Clotfelter, Thomas Ehrlich - Business & Economics - 2001 - 580 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 - English drama - 2001 - 632 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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