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" 11 begin it, — Ding, dong, bell. All. Ding, dong, bell. Bass. So may the outward shows be least themselves : The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the... "
A New-England Tale; Or, Sketches of New-England Character and Manners - Page 112
by Catharine Maria Sedgwick - 1995 - 208 pages
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Reading Shakespeare's Will: The Theology of Figure from Augustine to the Sonnets

Lisa Freinkel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 416 pages
...appearance might be stripped away- it is a promise necessarily foreclosed. "In Law, what Plea so tanted and corrupt / But being season'd with a gracious voice, / Obscures the show of euill?" The image, as many readers have noted, is a crucial one, given the various traps laid by the...
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A New-England Tale

Catharine Maria Sedgwick - Fiction - 2003 - 199 pages
...poor soul! I would not judge her uncharitably; but I do believe she has the 'hope that will perish.'12 I just took no notice of her, and came away. As I...gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? MERCHANT OF VENICE1 Jane entered upon the duties of her new vocation with more energy and interest than could have...
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Il mercante di Venezia

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2003 - 240 pages
...it - Ding, dong, belL ALL Ding, dong, bell. BASSANIO So may the outward shows be least themselves. The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil ? In religion, What damned error but some...
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare, Tony Farrell - Drama - 2003 - 141 pages
...it - ding, dong, bell. ALL Ding, dong, bell. BASSANIO So may the outward shows be least themselves; The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, 75 But being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

S. P. Cerasano - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 211 pages
...stronger with gazing, but it has a short life. BASSANIO So may the outward shows be least themselves.16 The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt 75 But, being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error...
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Shakespeare and the Lawyers

O. Hood Phillips - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 214 pages
...the sound of a lawyer's voice? Bassanio, in his speech on ornament in the casket scene, asks mildly: In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being...with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? (The Merchant of Venice, HI. 2) 1 WS Herrington, 'The Legal Lore of Shakespeare', (rgzj) 3 Canadian...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...than thou knowest And thou shah have more Than two tens to a score. [King Lear I iv 117] Honeyed words In law what plea so tainted and corrupt But being...season'd with a gracious voice Obscures the show of evil. [The Merchant of Venice III ii 73] Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his...
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Shakespeare

George Ian Duthie - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 206 pages
...as Bassanio would not have chosen the leaden casket. Let us consider his soliloquy while choosing: The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, .^ But, being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error, but some...
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Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love

Jill Line - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 pages
...outward appearances: So may the outward shows be least themselves, — The world is still deceiv'd by ornament — In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt,...with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? Thus ornament is but the guiled shore To a most dangerous sea: the beauteous scarf Veiling an Indian...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1280 pages
...— Ding, dong, belL All. Ding, dong, belL BASSANIO. So may the outward shows be least themselves: ERMIA. So is season 'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error, but some...
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