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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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt. Act ii. Sc. 2. O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength ; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. Act ii. Sc. 2. But man, proud man ! Dress'd in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he 's...
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Small Business and Society: Hearings Before the Select Committee on Small ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Small Business - Small business - 1976 - 477 pages
...big insurance company." (Shakespeare's Isabella in Measure For Measure said it a bit more eloquently: O! it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.") Apparently it has now become chic for large corporations and Presidents to play Davids to themselves...
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Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley

John Gaventa - History - 1982 - 267 pages
...Denys's position as Life Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and quoting from Measure for Measure: 'O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.' The letter received no reply. An English visitor to Clear Fork wrote to Lowson on 11 June 1973: 'I...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 37

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 240 pages
...earlier scene, tyranny occurs when a ruler exercises his full powers of punishment to their uttermost: O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. (2.2.108-10) For the Duke, tyranny is not merely the infliction of harsh punishment; it is the infliction...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...govern others, first should be the master of himself. Philip Massinger (1583-1640) English playwright O! it is excellent To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. Isabella, Measure for Measure William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist, poet Remember that...
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Paths to the Middle East: Ten Scholars Look Back

Thomas Naff - History - 1993 - 360 pages
...Assembly. I vented my feelings in The Arab News Bulletin with a quotation from Measure for Measure: O it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. With the Arab Office running out of funds, owing to inadequate support by the Arab governments, and...
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The Max Brand Companion

Darrell C. Richardson - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 547 pages
...through the wild heart of her untamed spouse. FREDERICK FAUST'S WESTERN FICTION: AN OVERVIEW Jon Tuska O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. — Shakespeare It was a young voice as thin and clean as rays of starlight and there was an upward...
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Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature

Julia Reinhard Lupton - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 269 pages
...she espoused herself" (VII: 750). 11. For the political valences of tyranny, see Isabella's maxim, "O, it is excellent / To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous / To use it like a giant" (II.ii.1o8-10). (These lines in turn echo the complex hagiographic language of Sonnet 94.) Humanist...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...strict imposition of the law thus reflects his lack of feeling. Isabella's passion approaches its apex: O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. (II, ii, 107-109) This condemnation of the abuse of power is followed by an overwhelming tribute to...
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On Measure for Measure: An Essay in Criticism of Shakespeare's Drama

Lawrence J. Ross - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 182 pages
...pity those I do not know, Which a dismiss'd offence would after gall, And do him right that, answering one foul wrong, Lives not to act another. Be satisfied;...strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant. Lucio. [to Isab.] That's well said. Isab. Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would...
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