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" Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks : Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it. "
Walks through Islington: comprising an historical and descriptive account of ... - Page 380
by Thomas Cromwell - 1835 - 412 pages
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The Notorious Astrological Physician of London: Works and Days of Simon Forman

Barbara Howard Traister - History - 2010 - 232 pages
...of the cause Which makes men curse and ban [utter maledictions].42 The sentiments are familiar — "Plate sin with gold, /And the strong lance of justice...hurtless breaks; / Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it"43 — though the style is quite different from Shakespeare's iambic eloquence. Even...
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Marxist Shakespeares

Jean Elizabeth Howard, Scott Cutler Shershow - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 304 pages
...thou whip'st her. The usurer hangs the cozener. Through tattered clothes great vices do appear: Rohes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold. And the strong lance of justice hurtless hreaks: Arm it in rags. a pigmy's straw does pierce it. None does offend. none. I say none. I'll ahle...
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Vagrancy, Homelessness, and English Renaissance Literature

Linda Woodbridge - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 338 pages
...to be conspiring with legal inequalities to keep the homeless down. How radical is Lear's perception "through tattered clothes small vices do appear; / Robes and furred gowns hide all"? Compare it with a similar statement in a handbook for Poor Law administrators, An Ease for Overseers...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 21

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 240 pages
...Henry, who has stolen the peace of England and France. „.. , , , , .1 Through tattered clothes great vices do appear: Robes and furred gowns hide all....justice hurtless breaks: Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it. (King Lear, 1v, vi, 168-71) Even if Shakespeare wrote 'pax' by mistake for 'pyx', the...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 274 pages
...that kind For which thou whip'st her. The usurer hangs the cozener. Through tattered clothes great vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all....lance of justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pygmy's straw does pierce it. None does offend, none, I say none. (4.5.147-60) At moments like this...
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English Feminists and Their Opponents in the 1790s: Unsex'd and Proper Females

William Stafford - Social Science - 2002 - 239 pages
...Shakespeare, King Lear, Act IV, Scene vi: Through tatter'd clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, And the strong...justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it. 66 Inchbald, Nature and Art, p. 81. 67 Burke, Reflections, p. 73. 68 Robinson, The...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 13

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 200 pages
...Lear returns to his former argument: Through tatter'd clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, And the strong...justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it. (iv, vi, 168-71) Yet vesture has its positive significance; at the reunion of Cordelia...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Joyce E. Henry - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...enough. Gloucester — Lear IV.i Through tatter 'd clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furr 'd gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, And the strong...justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it. Lear — Lear IV.vi The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to...
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Through the Rose Window: Art, Myth, and the Religious Imagination

John F. Hayward, Kenneth A. Olliff - Religion - 2002 - 174 pages
...kind For which thou whip'st her. . . Through tatter'd clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furr'd gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, And the strong...justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it. Then in the next line the King fires a lightning bolt against any ultimate condemnation...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 40

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 256 pages
...townships and elsewhere, hearing Lear's identification of the materialist basis to power and justice: Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of Justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it (4.6.167-9) may be invited - without our betraying the Shakespeare text - to juxtapose...
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