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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 Plays of William Shakspeare ... - Page 8
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1785
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All of Shakespeare

Drama - 1993 - 424 pages
...Sonnets and from Measure for Measure. In one of the Duke's first speeches in the play, he tells Angelo: "Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, / Not light them for themselves" (Measure for Measure 1.1.32-33). Ulysses gives this a different twist when he tells Achilles...
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Women and Spirituality

Carol Ochs - Philosophy - 1997 - 178 pages
...gift. Thyself 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 them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.13 Beyond...
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Classical, Renaissance, and Postmodernist Acts of the Imagination: Essays ...

O. B. Hardison, Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 304 pages
...the Duke himself echoes at the outset of the play, when he urges Angelo not to conceal his virtues: 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. (1.1.32-35)...
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The British Idealists

David Boucher - History - 1997 - 304 pages
...will is presented as one i Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, them on thee. 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. Spirits...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 487 pages
...lines: Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine so proper as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. 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. (1.1.29-35)...
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Shakespearean Power and Punishment: A Volume of Essays

Gillian Murray Kendall - Drama - 1998 - 219 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 them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, R. A. Foakes - Drama - 1998 - 516 pages
...Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude, I have no relish of them. Malcolm in Macbeth, 4.3.91-5 VIRTUE 12 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. Duke...
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 83 pages
...Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper^ as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they ou thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 't were all alike As if we had them noL Spirits...
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Italian Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Michele Marrapodi, Giorgio Melchiori - Drama - 1999 - 299 pages
...virtue and action, that is, on the imperative nature of a moral duty and its necessary operativity ("Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, / Not light them for themselves," 1.1.32-33). There is clear irony in his asking others to "go forth," showing the light...
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - Drama - 2000 - 320 pages
...unfold. Thyself 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 them for themselves: for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. Spirits...
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