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" Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer Would use his heaven for thunder ; Nothing but thunder... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ... - Page 353
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...upper hand, silencing Angelo with unforced eloquence as she rises first to the aphoristic concision of 'O, it is excellent | To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous | To use it like a giant', and then to lines that have rung down the ages as a condemnation of what Hamlet calls 'the insolence...
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Titans Or Behemoths?

Roy Culpeper - Business & Economics - 1997 - 191 pages
...Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials Z39.48-1984. CIP To Cathy, Sarah, and Emma O! it is excellent To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. —Shakespeare, Measure for Measure According to Greek mythology, the Titans were the precursors of...
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The Law in Shakespeare

Cushman Kellogg Davis - Law - 1883 - 303 pages
...gall ; And do him right, that, answering one foul wrong, Lives not to act another. Be satisfied ; Tour brother dies to-morrow; be content. Isab. So you must...strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. Measure for Measure, Act 2, Scene 2, Edict. (See Nos. 135, 170, 232.) Forfeit. (See Nos. 17, 52, 56,...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - Fiction - 1999 - 380 pages
...Isabella's plea for mercy becomes more and more passionate, Angelo gets turned on. Her appeal is famous: O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant... Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer...
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Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transfiguration

Tracy B. Strong - Philosophy - 2000 - 392 pages
...understanding of strength in Measure for Measure, Act H, scene ii, lines 107-111, when 1sabella asserts: O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. Lucio. That's well said. 1 have added the line for Lucio. The apparently sardonic context, in my reading,...
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Shakespeare Stories II

Leon Garfield - Juvenile Fiction - 1995 - 284 pages
...brother. Be satisfied. Your brother dies tomorrow. Be content." But Isabella was far from content. "O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant!" "That's well said!" whispered Lucio, delightedly. Now the demure young girl had become a passionate...
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The Loves of Shakespeare's Women

Susannah York, William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 112 pages
...you: Who is it that hath died for this offence? There's many have committed it. Yet show some pity! O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer...
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 374 pages
...judgement, should But judge you as you are? (ll. ii. 73) In any official position man is merely comic: O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant . . . Man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His...
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Responding to Homeland Threats: Is Our Government Organized for the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs - Terrorism - 2002 - 107 pages
...riches without integrity are unavailing, so power without wisdom is unworthy. As Shakespeare put it: O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. J The strategy outlined here for US national security differs from the strategic habits of the past...
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Skepticism, Individuality, and Freedom: The Reluctant Liberalism of Richard ...

Bonnie Honig, David R. Mapel - Biography & Autobiography
...expressive of the great humanist ideal of individuality embodied in Shakespeare's work (Kaufmann 1960). O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. (Measure for Measure, 2.2.107-9) They that have the power to hurt and will do none, That do not do...
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