The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of various commentators, to which are added notes by S. Johnson (Google eBook)

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Page 363 - The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together : our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.
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