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" O, that estates, degrees and offices Were not derived corruptly, and that clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer! How many then should cover that stand bare! How many be commanded that command ! How much low peasantry would then be... "
The Worthies of Cumberland: Sir J.R. Graham, Bart - Page 83
by Henry Lonsdale - 1868
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Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ...

Robert Deverell - 1813
...fortune, and be honourable Without the stamp of merit: let some presume To wear an undeserved dignity. Oh that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not derived...honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer, Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times— I will assume desert: give me a key for this; (4.5)...
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Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ...

Robert Deverell - 1813
...fortune, and be honourable Without the stamp of merit : let some presume To wear an undeserved dignity. Oh that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not derived...honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer, Pick'd from the chaff' w^A ruin of the times — I will assume desert : give me a key for this ; (45)...
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Othello. Merchant of Venice. Third Satire of Horace

Robert Deverell, William Shakespeare, Samuel Butler, Sophocles, Terence, Horace - 1816
...fortune, and be honourable Without the stamp of merit : let some presume To wear an undeserved dignity. Oh that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not derived...honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer, Pick'd from the chaff" and ruin of the times— / will assume desert : give me a key for this ; (4o)...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1821
...fortune, and be honourable Without the stamp of merit ? Let none presume To wear an undeserved dignity. O, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not derived...clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer ! How many then should cover, that stand bare T How many be commanded, that command t How much low...
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...none presume To wear an undeserved dignity. 0, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not deriv'd corruptly! and that clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer! How many then should cover, that stand bare? How many be commanded, that command? How much low peasantry...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes original and selected ...

William Shakespeare, Charles Symmons - 1826
...none presume To wear an undeserved dignity. O, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not deriv'd corruptly! and that clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer! How many then should cover, that stand bare? How many be commanded, that command ? How much low peasantry...
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The dramatic works of William Shakespeare, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, William Watkiss Lloyd, Charles Symmons - Drama - 1826
...none presume To wear an undeserved dignity. O, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not deriv'd corruptly ! and that clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer ! How many then should cover, that stand bare? How many be commanded, that command ? How much low peasantry...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1828
...none presume To wear an undeserved dignity. O, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not deriv'd corruptly ! and that clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer! How many then should cover, that stand bare? How many be commanded, that command? How much low peasantry...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...thee, So idle worldlings merely made of voice, Censure the power above them. Sen Jonson. DCCCLI. O, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not derived...honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer! How many then should cover, that stand bare? How many be commanded, that command ? How much low peasantry...
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Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labor's lost. Merchant of Venice. As you ...

William Shakespeare, Charles Symmons, John Payne Collier - 1836
...fortune, and be honorable Without the stamp of merit ? Let none presume To wear an undeserved dignity. O, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not derived corruptly ; and that clear honor Were purchased by the merit of the wearer! How many then should cover, that stand bare ! How...
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