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" 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. "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 64
by William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1817
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The Living Age, Volume 198

1893
...on romance are prone to forget how truly speaks the nameless lord in " All's Well that Ends Well:" "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues." The fact is that, minutely as novelists affect to paint character, there...
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Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labor's lost. Merchant of Venice. As you ...

William Shakespeare, Oliver William Bourn Peabody, Samuel Weller Singer, Charles Symmons, John Payne Collier - 1846
...confident, and more easily moved by admonition. drown our gain in tears! The great dignity that his valor hath here acquired for him, shall at home be encountered...not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.- Enter a Servant. How now ? where's your master ? Serv. He met the duke...
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The Penny satirist and London pioneer [afterw.] The London pioneer [afterw ...

...will this act be at an end?" asked Talleyrand. The web of our life is like a mingled yarn, good and Ш together; our virtues would be proud, if our faults...not ; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cheriihed by our virtues. No man can tell bat he that loves his children, how many delicions accents...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 37

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 240 pages
...First Lord in act 4, in which moral categories are presented in irascible- concupiscible phrasing: 'The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together; our virtues would be proud if our faults whipp'd them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherish' d by our virtues' (4.3.68-71)....
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All of Shakespeare

Maurice Charney - Drama - 1993 - 424 pages
...which the two lords announce the supposed death of Helena and comment on Bertram. The First Lord says: The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. (4. 3 74- 78) This doubleness looks ahead to such plays as Antony and Cleopatra...
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New Theatre Quarterly 34: Volume 9, Part 2

Clive Barker, Simon Trussler - Drama - 1993 - 96 pages
...ourselves and our nature. In All's Well that Ends Well, Shakespeare says, 'the web of our lives is a mingled yarn, good and ill together. Our virtues...not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.' Again, it seemed obvious to me that if this was one of the central tenets...
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Shakespeare and the Mannerist Tradition: A Reading of Five Problem Plays

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot - Drama - 1995 - 197 pages
...nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself. 1v, iii, 18-24 And later in the same scene: FIRST LORD. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good...together; our virtues would be proud if our faults whipp'd them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherish'd by our virtues. 1v, iii,...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 416 pages
...moral observation, stressing the inevitable mixture in the human makeup of good and bad qualities: The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. (4.3.74-7) It is no accident that this compassionate comment on Bertram is...
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Writing Educational Biography: Explorations in Qualitative Research

Craig Alan Kridel - Education - 1998 - 304 pages
...common. Both are narratives, and both face the challenge of untangling, telling and emplotting a life: The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues. (Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, IV. iii. 83) Both require the creation...
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All's Well that Ends Well

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 245 pages
...his valour hath here acquired for him shall at home be encountered with a shame as ample. 70 FIRST LORD The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. Our virtues would be proud if 42 higher farther (?); compare Merry 50 sanctimony personal holiness Wives 5.5.104, and 2.1.208 above....
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