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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 Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 177
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 252 pages
...And again before the trial of Parolles and Bertram, the 'First Lord', speaking chorus-like, asserts : 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. (IV. iii. 83-7.) The settings for Shakespeare's plays are still romantic...
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Personal Identity: Volume 22, Part 2

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr, Jeffrey Paul - Law - 2005 - 383 pages
...against his own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself. (4.3.2125-31) And then, more generally: "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" (4.3.2177-80). The play looks to ends, and tells us that Heaven, using weak...
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All's Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 336 pages
...that his 70 valor hath here acquired for him shall at home be encountered with a shame as ample. FIRST LORD The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good...proud if our faults whipped them not, and our crimes 75 would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. Enter ar Servant.^ How now? Where's your...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. [Hamlet I v 13] The real truth A mingled yarn, good and ill together: Our virtues...whipped them not; And our crimes would despair If we were not cherished by our own virtues. [All's Well That Ends Well IV iii 66] Faithfully recorded...
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An Ensuing Evil and Others: Fourteen Historical Mysteries

Peter Tremayne - Fiction - 2007 - 352 pages
...and of Furies, and I know not what. . . ." He coughed again and then smiled, as if apologetically. 68 "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together; our virtues would be proud if our faults whispered this not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues." "The...
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The Therapeutic Process: A Clinical Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

J. Mark Thompson, Candace Cotlove - Psychology - 2005 - 311 pages
...lite with someone she loved, and at a time when she herself finally was capable ot loving in return. 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." (Shakespeare,...
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Special Section, Shakespeare and Montaigne Revisited

Graham Bradshaw, T. G. Bishop, Peter Holbrook - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 405 pages
...Shakespeare's play cannot be denied. The difference is a matter of metaphor rather than intellectual content: 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. (4.2:68-71)...
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The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra

Mary Rosenberg - Drama - 2006 - 605 pages
...in All's Well sums up the incomprehensible paradoxes and complexities of life in his comment in 4.3: 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. How especially...
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Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith

John D. Cox - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 348 pages
...1, 308). This passage sounds very like the First Lord's gnomic comment 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" (4.3.70-73). Again, however, close inspection makes differences evident,...
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New Writings of William Hazlitt

Duncan Wu - Literary Collections - 2007 - 672 pages
...disinterested at the same time. To illustrate this, he quotes Shakespeare: 'The web of our lives is as of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues...be proud, if our faults whipped them not, and our vices would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.'1 This takes the opinion argued here...
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