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" 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? "
The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor - Page 316
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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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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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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 46

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 280 pages
...perception. Indeed the whole play is built on the inadequacy of outward perceptions to express inner reality. 'So may the outward shows be least themselves. / The world is still deceived with ornament', exclaims Bassanio as he confronts the three caskets, the least likely of which contains the image of...
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Reading Shakespeare's Will: The Theology of Figure from Augustine to the Sonnets

Lisa Freinkel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 416 pages
...vague, sufficiently broad to open out from the game itself into the world in which the game is played. So may the outward shows be least themselves; the world is still deceived with ornament. Morocco sought an analogy between the caskets' outward shows and their precious inner contents. Bassanio's...
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The Crown of Life: Essays in Interpretation of Shakespeare's Final Plays

George Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 336 pages
...Simonides' remark on the folly of reading worth by outward appearances is directly in line with Bassanio's : So may the outward shows be least themselves ; The world is still deceiv'd by ornament. (The Merchant of Venice, in. ii. 73) This truth, which is a central truth throughout...
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Il mercante di Venezia

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2003 - 240 pages
...lies. Let us all ring fancy's knell. I'll begin it - Ding, dong, belL ALL Ding, dong, bell. BASSANIO So may the outward shows be least themselves. The...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
...Let us all ring Fancy's knell. 70 I'll begin it - ding, dong, bell. ALL Ding, dong, bell. BASSANIO So may the outward shows be least themselves; The...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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Von der Ökonomik zur politischen Ökonomie: ökonomischer Diskurs und ...

Christiane Damlos-Kinzel - Economics - 2003 - 212 pages
...auf theatralisches Ornament das Wort redet, beschreibt Bassanio geradezu sein eigenes Doppelgesicht: "So may the outward shows be least themselves, - / The world is still deceiv'd with ornament -" (III. ii. 73f.). Bassanio nämlich tritt als Ehrenmann auf, wird von Portia...
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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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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...Artist ~T\ORT1A awaits Bassanio's choice between the golden, silver and leaden j caskets. Bassanio " So may the outward shows be least themselves. The world is still deceived with ornament. * * * Therefore, thou gaudy gold, Hard food for Midas, I will none of thee; Nor none of thee, thou...
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