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" Alas ! alas ! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy: how would you be, If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are ? O, think on that ; And mercy then... "
Measure for measure. Comedy of errors. Much ado about nothing. Love's labour ... - Page 42
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: From the Text of ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1825 - 502 pages
...Isab. Alas! alas! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once ; And He that might the vantage best have took. Found out the remedy : How would you be. If He, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are ? O, think on that; And mercy then will breathe within your...
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and ..., Volume 7

1826 - 506 pages
...Alas ! alas ! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once ; And he that might the 'vantage best have took, Found out the remedy : how would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you, as you are? O, think on that ; And mercy then will breathe within your lips ,...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1826 - 482 pages
...Alas ! alas ! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once ; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy : How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should' But judge you as you are ? O, think on that ; And mercy then will breathe within your lips,...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - 1993 - 300 pages
.... . Alas, Alas; Why, all the souls that were were forfeit once; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy. How would you be, If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? (2.2.72) Or, as Hamlet at about the same time was putting it in bis...
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Shakespeare Reread: The Texts in New Contexts

Russ McDonald - 1994 - 324 pages
...power and subtlety: Why, all the souls that were were forfeit once, And He that might the vantage best have took Found out the remedy. How would you be If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are'? O, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 148 pages
...alas! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once; And He that might the vantage best have took 80 Found out the remedy. How would you be If He, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? O, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 889 pages
...implications: How would you be If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? O. think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. (II, ii, 75-79) Her address emphasizes the religious necessity of mercy, that Angelo's denial is anti-Christian....
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 889 pages
...ii, 55). Gradually Isabella grows more impassioned, and her thoughts have more powerful implications: How would you be If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? O, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips. Like...
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The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology

Oliver O'Donovan - 1999 - 324 pages
...But if that pure judgment were set loose among us, all would be destroyed, judge and judged alike. 'How would you be / If he which is the top of judgment should / But judge you as you are? O think on that! / And mercy then will breathe within your lips...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 1999 - 406 pages
...A Higher Court Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once; And He that might the vantage best have took Found out the remedy. How would you be, If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? Measure for Measure There's a tidy little contingent who argue...
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