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" Ant. So please my lord the Duke, and . all the Court, To quit the fine for one half of his goods, I am content, so he will let me have The other half in use, to render it, Upon his death, unto the gentleman... "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 84
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Domesticating Slavery: The Master Class in Georgia and South ..., Volume 2

Jeffrey Robert Young - History - 1999 - 336 pages
...Shylock's ugliness as a character stemmed from his assertion that wealth alone provided life with meaning: You take my house when you do take the prop That doth...take my life When you do take the means whereby I live.96 Scholars such as David S. Shields have demonstrated that by the mideighteenth century, a network...
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare - Comics & Graphic Novels - 2000 - 128 pages
...the general state, Which humbleness may drive unto a fine. 370 Ay, for the state, not for Antonio. Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that. You take...take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life,126 When you do take the means whereby I live. What mercy can you render him, Antonio? A halter...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...state, Which humbleness may drive unto a fine. PORTIA. Ay, for the state, — not for Antonio. SHYLOCK. ȓ 9 V pW l n8 1 Iە aV e' c ;c ^... \bli \ v ¬ 6 / ~! 0 *E S iC w ; B;A~ أ i; K 1" PORTIA. What mercy can you render him, Antonio? GRATIANO. A halter gratis; nothing else, for God's...
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Shakespearian Production: With Especial Reference to the Tragedies

George Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 348 pages
...he lifts himself a little, palms on the ground, still half lying but his head and shoulders raised; Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that: You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. It is not easy to account for the extraordinary stage power of these lines. They were spoken in a long,...
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Il mercante di Venezia

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2003 - 240 pages
...state, Which humbleness may drive unto a fine. PORTIA Ay, for the state, not for Antonio. 570 SHYLOCK Nay, take my life and all ! Pardon not that ! You...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. PORTIA What mercy can you render him, Antonio ? GRATIANO. A halter gratis! Nothing else, for God's...
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare, Tony Farrell - Drama - 2003 - 141 pages
...whereof in place of which 405 cope your courteous pains withal exchange for your good services SHYLOCK Nay, take my life and all! Pardon not that! You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. 370 PORTIA What mercy can you render him, Antonio? GRATIANO A halter gratis! Nothing else, for God's...
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Von der Íkonomik zur politischen Íkonomie: ÷konomischer Diskurs und ...

Christiane Damlos-Kinzel - Economics - 2003 - 212 pages
...wird, da▀ er sein gesamtes Verm÷gen verlieren soll, sieht er sich seiner Existenzgrundlage beraubt: "You take my house, when you do take the prop / That...life / When you do take the means whereby I live" (TV. i. 371-73). Da ihm als Juden in Venedig nur der bewegliche Besitz zugestanden wird, kommt das...
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Searching Shakespeare: Studies in Culture and Authority

Derek Cohen - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 195 pages
...noted by the duke himself. Shylock may as well be talking for all Venetian gentry when he complains, You take my house, when you do take the prop That...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (4, 1, 371-3) Here we have a crucial point of distinction between Shylock, the man of business of Venice,...
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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
...fades as the scene progresses and the characters revert to their individuality, with Shylock's cry, Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that. 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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Re-visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein

Robert Ornstein, Evelyn Gajowski - Drama - 2004 - 318 pages
...state and half to Antonio. Shylock, however, sees the fallacy in the Duke's "mercy," as he cries out: Nay, take my life and all! Pardon not that! 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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