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" Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that: You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live. "
Lectures on Modern History: From the Irruption of the Northern Nation to the ... - Page 345
by William Smyth - 1854
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Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film

Susana Onega, Susana Onega Jaén, Christian Gutleben - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 261 pages
...life and all! Pardon not that! You take my house when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house. You take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (IV.l: 371-374) But why the Jews, one might wonder? What is the connection between the Jewish diaspora...
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細說莎士比亞論文集: a collection of essays

彭鏡禧 - English drama - 2004 - 470 pages
...life and all! Pardon not that! You take my house when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house. You take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. 免了, 拿走我的身家性命. 不必留了 您奪走房子的樑柱, 就走奪走了 (4.1.37275)...
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Renaissance Papers 2003

Christopher Cobb, M. Thomas Hester - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 192 pages
...(1993): 89-100; see also Cohen, Drama, esp. 203-4. Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that: . . . you take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (4.1.370-3) Marx uses this speech to illustrate his claim that capital "constantly threatens, by taking...
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Re-visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein

Robert Ornstein, Evelyn Gajowski - Drama - 2004 - 298 pages
...life and all! Pardon not that! You take my house when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. At this point Portia turns to Antonio, inquiring after the mercy he can show Shylock. Antonio's mercy...
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Great Oxford: Essays on the Life and Work of Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of ...

Richard Malim - Aristocracy (Social class) - 2004 - 362 pages
...and all, pardon not that. You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house: you take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. This has been held up as further damning evidence of Shylock's fundamental materialism: life equals...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

S. P. Cerasano - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 211 pages
...and all! Pardon not that! 370 You take my house when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. PORTIA What mercy can you render him, Antonio? GRATIANO A halter, gratis.60 Nothing else, for God's...
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At Home in the Hoosier Hills: Agriculture, Politics, and Religion in ...

Richard Franklin Nation - History - 2005 - 274 pages
...destiny. Arguing for laws to protect debtors in the wake of the 1819 depression, "Hector" asserted, "You take my life, when you do take the means whereby I live." 30 As late as 1850, a Hoosier could argue, against the claims of usurers, that "an inalienable right...
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Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology

Julia Reinhard Lupton - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 277 pages
...life and all! Pardon not that! You take my house when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house. You take my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (4.1.372-75) Shylock will not let the scandal disappear so quickly. Still in shock from the sheer force...
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Helen Keller: Selected Writings

Helen Keller - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 317 pages
...see that to own the worker's tools is to own the worker. In "The Merchant of Venice" Shylock cried, "You take my life when you do take the means whereby I live." It was a moneylender who said that. A workman can say it with better justice and with warmer appeal...
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Two Covenants: Representations of Southern Jewishness

Eliza McGraw - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 208 pages
...whom, by the way, I take to be a very shrewd and sensible fellow, and a greatly ill-used rascal — 'You take my life / When you do take the means whereby I live!"' (434). Simms uses Shylock atypically, since Shakespeare's Jewish merchant is often held up as an example...
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