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" If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes "
The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 320
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Renaissance Papers 2003

Christopher Cobb, M. Thomas Hester - Literary Collections - 2004 - 192 pages
...example, when she replies to Nerissa's moralizing with the Utopian vision of a world without poverty: "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces" (1.2.11-2). A similarly anti hierarchical tone seems to underwrite the very insistence, in relation...
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The Economics of Adjustment and Growth

Pierre-Richard Aga(c)Nor, Pierre-Richard Ag enor - Business & Economics - 2004 - 765 pages
...the coefficient /3 remains, however, a matter of debate. Chapter 14 Trade and Labor Market Reforms If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces ... I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own...
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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...individuals rather than society, and of flawed individuals at that. As Portia acknowledges in act 1, "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces" (1.2.12-14). There is something remarkably Thatcherite in this concluding vision of individuals rather...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...T'have seen what I have seen, See what I see! [Hamlet III i 160] Pupil shares teacher's frustration If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, And poor men's cottages princes' palaces. [Merchant Of Venice I ii 1 1 ] / shall th 'effect of this good lesson keep As watchman to my heart....
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...profound, that they have passed into familiar and daily application, with all the force of proverbs. If to do, were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching....
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Towson University

Dean Esslinger - History - 2005 - 128 pages
...on: The law of incidence and reflection. PARSING 1. Parse all the words in the following sentence: If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages, princes' palaces. PHYSIOLOGY 1. Describe the aponeurosis and state the advantages and disadvantages of its flexibility....
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Beating the Stock Market

R. W. McNeel - Business & Economics - 2005 - 155 pages
...Shakespeare expresses the same thought in The Merchant of Venice, when one of his characters says, "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces." That this weakness of human nature is of long standing makes it particularly difficult to overcome....
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The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Professor Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louis Henry Gates - Fiction - 2007 - 480 pages
...(1.2.17-18). Shakespeare's most famous heroine, Portia, speaks to Nerissa in this scene; the speech begins "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...churches and poor men's cottages princes' palaces." 31 James Baldwin also admired Shakespeare's efforts "to defeat all labels and complicate all battles,"...
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Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and ...

Derek Bok - Education - 2006 - 413 pages
...to ignore their better judgment and behave improperly. As Portia observes in The Merchant of Venice, "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to...chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages prince's palaces. . . . I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than to be one of the...
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Tragik und Komik in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'

Miriam Weinmann - 2007 - 56 pages
...spöttisch auf Nerissa's „Moralpredigt" und hält ihre eigene Moral auf witzige Art und Weise dagegen. ("If to do were as easy as to know what were good...churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces, ..." I, 2, 12- 14) Die beiden kommen auch auf die bisherigen Bewerber um ihre Hand zu sprechen. Dabei...
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