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" In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ? In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament... "
The Works of William Shakespeare - Page 43
by William Shakespeare - 1810
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The Pulpit and the Stage: Or, The Two Itinerancies. An Historic, Biographic ...

Charles Booth Parsons - Theater - 1860 - 400 pages
...corrupt, But, being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ! In religion, What jdamned error, but some sober brow Will bless it and approve...vice so simple but assumes Some mark of virtue on its outward parts." So might the stage, even though its garments Be white as snow, its name as angels...
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Poetical reading book, with aids for grammatical analysis, paraphrase and ...

John Daniel Morell - 1860 - 239 pages
...is still deceiv'd with ornament. | 65 In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt,] But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ?]...sober brow Will bless it,] and approve it with a text, 70 Hiding the grossness with fair ornament ?] There is no vice so simple, | but assumes Some mark of...
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Choice thoughts from Shakspere, by the author of 'The book of familiar ...

William Shakespeare - 1861
...world is still deceiv'd with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ?...vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on its outward parts. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon...
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Shakspeare's comedy of the Merchant of Venice: with intr. remarks and notes ...

William Shakespeare - 1861
...is still l deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being seasoned 2 with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ?...sober brow Will bless it, and approve it with a text, 3 Hiding the grossness with fair ornament ? There is no vice so simple 4 , but assumes Some mark of...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ?...vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on its outward parts. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being seasnn'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil f In religion. What damned error, but some sober brow...vice so simple but assumes, Some mark of virtue on its outward parts. How many cowards, whose hearts uro all ca false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon...
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The orator's guide, or The practice and power of eloquence

John Antrobus (essayist.) - 1862
...tainted and corrupt, But, being seasoned with a gracious Voice, Obscures the show of Evil ? In Eeligion, What damned Error, but some sober brow Will bless...Vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of Virtue on its outward parts. How many Cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon...
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The works of William Shakespeare, the text revised by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Dyce - 1864
...world is still deceiv'd with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil?...Hiding the grossness with fair ornament ? There is no vice(4") so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts : How many cowards, whose...
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The World's Way: Lays of Life and Labour

American poetry - 1864 - 304 pages
...world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ?...with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament i There is no vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on its outward parts. How many cowards,...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 56

1865
...of Venice " sufficiently attest : — In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ?...with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament ? (Act III. sc. 2.) But, as M. Rio justly remarks, Shakespeare on this subject sometimes flies at higher...
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