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" Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once ; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy : How would you be, If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are ? O, think on that ; And mercy then will breathe... "
The Works of Shakespeare in Seven Volumes - Page 335
by William Shakespeare - 1733
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1991 - 213 pages
...best have took Found out the remedy. How would you be If he, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? Oh, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips So Like man new made. ANGELO Be you content, fair maid, It is the law, not I, condemn your brother....
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Lovers, Clowns, and Fairies: An Essay on Comedies

Stuart M. Tave - Humor - 1993 - 272 pages
...best have took Found out the remedy. How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? Oh, think on that, And mercy...will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. (II, ii, 68-81) The stage is now both personal and heavenly and He has a remedy, which Angelo, like...
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Shakespeare Reread: The Texts in New Contexts

Russ McDonald - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 301 pages
...remedy. How would you be If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are'? O, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. (73-79) The meter here is not much less regular than before, but Isabella's speeches now pour emphasis...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...implications: How would you be If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? O. think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. (II, ii, 75-79) Her address emphasizes the religious necessity of mercy, that Angelo's denial is anti-Christian....
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The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the Roots of Political Theology

Oliver O'Donovan - Political Science - 1999 - 304 pages
...alike. 'How would you be / If he which is the top of judgment should / But judge you as you are? O think on that! / And mercy then will breathe within your lips / Like man new made!' (Measure 11.2). We should, therefore, not invoke it. But this does not mean there is no place for justice...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 52

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2003 - 352 pages
...Angelo to think of the divine forgiveness shown to him by God, and to temper his justice accordingly. O, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips Like man new made. (2.2.79-81) Angelo's 'new birth' through repentance is more ambiguous than that of Vallenger; his 'penitent...
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Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the ...

Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 320 pages
...remedy. How would you be, If He, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? O think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. (Pause as ANGELO eyes ISABELLA curiously. ISABELLA, nervous under his scrutiny.) ANGELO Be you content,...
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Hearing the Measures: Shakespearean and Other Inflections

George Thaddeus Wright - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 327 pages
...remedy. How would vou be 214 If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you arel O, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. (73-79) The meter here is not much less regular than before, but Isabella's speeches now pour emphasis...
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Shakespeare and Religions

Peter Holland - Literary Collections - 2001 - 372 pages
...the remedy. How would you be If He, which is the top ofjudgement, should But judge you as you are? O, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. (2.2.75-81) In other words, if Angelo really is a regenerate saint, he should act like one showing...
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莎士比亞通論: 喜劇

顏元叔 - Comedy - 2001 - 812 pages
...remedy. How would you be If He, which is the top of judgement, should But judge you as you are? 0, think on that, And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made. Ang.Be you content, Fair maid; It is the law, not I, condemn your brother; Were he my kinsman, brother,...
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