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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? "
Merchant of Venice. As you like it - Page 73
by William Shakespeare - 1785
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...with ornament īn bu , what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ? In religion, What damned...assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...with ornament. lu law what plea so tainted and corrupt, But being1 season'd with a gracious* voice,, Obscures the show of evil? In religion,' What damned...it, and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness wilh fair ornament? There is no vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts....
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The Pleasures of Human Life, Examined and Enumerated: With an Entertaining ...

John Platts - Conduct of life - 1822 - 764 pages
...with ornament — 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...ornament? There is no vice so simple, but assumes Some mask of virtue on his outward parts. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand,...
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A History of the British Empire: From the Accession of Charles I ..., Volume 1

George Brodie - Great Britain - 1822
...remarking that Shakspeare must have had a lesa ambitious set of men in his eye when he so happily said, "In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it and approve it with a text." The excellence of the passage will form my excuse for quoting any thing so hackneyed. James, too, could...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson, Stevens ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious t voice, ou? How many cowards, whose hearts are all u false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1823
...with ornament In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a graciousi voice, Obscures the show of evil ? In religion, What damned...some sober brow Will bless it, and approve it with at text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament :' (1) Dignity of mien. (2) Love. There'isnovice so...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: Measure for ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...with ornament. 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 it7 with a text, Hiding the grosness with fair ornament ? There is no vice so simple, but assumes Some...
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a graciousf voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned...assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1824
...with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious3 voice, Obscures the show of evil ? In religion, What damned...assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards...
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The Plays, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1824
...with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious f voice, Obscures the show of evil ? In religion, What damned...assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts. How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards...
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