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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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One Touch of Shakespeare: Letters of Joseph Crosby to Joseph Parker Norris ...

Joseph Crosby - Antiques & Collectibles - 1986 - 359 pages
...You know I say nothing to him," &c "I would you had won the fleece (fleets) That he hath lost."— "In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt But, being season'd with a gracious voice," &c. . . . "It is no mean [small] happiness, therefore, to be seated in the mean [middle]." "If I serve...
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Ideology of Adventure: Studies in Modern Consciousness, 1100-1750, Volume 1

Michael Nerlich - History - 1987 - 272 pages
...direct answer to the chorus: So may the outward shows be least themselves: The world is still deceiv'd with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt...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...
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Money, Language, and Thought: Literary and Philosophic Economies from the ...

Marc Shell - Business & Economics - 1993 - 245 pages
...learns to say that, or act as though, he dismisses them. 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? (3- 2- 73-77) Bassanio thus criticizes deceivers...
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Writing on the Renaissance Stage: Written Words, Printed Pages, Metaphoric Books

Frederick Kiefer - Drama - 1996 - 377 pages
...can be misapplied. In The Merchant of Venice, Bassanio reflects on the prevalence of law subverted: "In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt / But, being...with a gracious voice, / Obscures the show of evil?" (3.2.75-77). Written materials become a means of subverting righteousness in The Devil's Law-Case:...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...— Ding, dong, belL All. Ding, dong, belL BASSANIO. So may the outward shows be least themselves: season 'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error, but some...
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Razão e retórica na filosofia de Hobbes

Quentin Skinner - 1999 - 639 pages
...para o cofre de ouro, Bassânio resolve rejeitá-lo: S0 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 ofevil? In religion, What damnd error but some sober...
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Venetian Views, Venetian Blinds: English Fantasies of Venice

Manfred Pfister, Barbara Schaff - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 255 pages
...Bassanio thinks his way to the choice of the correct casket: 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? (III,ii,73-7) This, mutatis mutandis, is...
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...Bullets, 'tis the image of Death and Destruction. Re-enter Bassanio ittith a Casket of Lead. Sass. The World is still deceived with Ornament; In Law what Plea so tainted or corrupt, But being season' d with a gracious voice, And cover'd with fair specious Subtleties Obscures...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...— Ding, dong, belL All. Ding, dong, bell. BASSANIO. So may the outward shows be least themselves: did contend Without much fall of blood; whose guiltless...'Gainst him whose wrongs give edge unto the swords Th In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it, and approve it with a text, Hiding...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 29

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 208 pages
...Bassanio who oppugn the law: So may the outward shows be least themselves, The world is still deceiv'd with ornament In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt,...with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? (m, ii, 73-7) Portia's judgement is brilliant because she demonstrates that equity cuts through the...
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