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" He who the sword of heaven will bear, Should be as holy as severe ; Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go ; More nor less to others paying, Than by self-offences weighing. "
Cooper's Works - Page 303
by James Fenimore Cooper - 1859
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 336 pages
...prisoner. Fare you well. DUKE, ^as Friar\ Peace be with you. 260 ^Escalus and Provost exit^ !"DUKE"1 He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy as severe, Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go; More nor less to others paying 265 Than...
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 252 pages
...manner in which he governs the action raises difficulties at almost every turn. Although he knows that He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy as severe. . . . (III. ii. 275-6) the readiness with which he applies 'craft1 against vice' (III. ii. 291) and...
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Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare's Legal Appeal

Daniel Kornstein - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 274 pages
...May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two / Guiltier than him they try" (2.1.1921). The duke says: He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy as severe, . . . More nor less to others paying Than by self-offences weighing. (3.1.517-22) Other characters...
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Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

John Albert Murley, Sean D. Sutton - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 265 pages
...he leads, above all, by example. As the Duke puts it (in a speech in which he reflects on Angelo): "He who the sword of heaven will bear / Should be as holy as severe; / Pattern in himself to know / Grace to stand, and virtue, go; / More nor less to others paying / Than...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 59, Editing Shakespeare

Peter Holland - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 395 pages
...Mariana conference that takes place offstage? Similarly, does the tetrameter couplet speech, which starts 'He who the sword of heaven will bear / Should be as holy as severe' and moves to a plan of action in 'Craft against vice I must apply' (3.2.261—2, 277), make sense in...
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Life Understood: From a Scientific and Religious Point of View

Frederick L. Rawson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2007 - 452 pages
...are seen, but at the th1ngs which 35 are not seen: . . , the things . . . eternal" (II Cor. 4:18). "He who the sword of heaven will bear, Should be as holy as severe" (Shakespeare). The holiness comes from the constant use of the sword, the constant praying, and we...
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Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith

John D. Cox - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 348 pages
...self-restraint. This way of understanding him explains his moralistic and self-congratulatory soliloquy: He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy as severe; Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go; More nor less to others paying Than by self-offenses...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Poetry

Patrick Cheney - Literary Criticism - 2007
...rather than iambic meter (the accent falling on the first rather than the second foot of each syllable): He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy, as severe: Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go. (3.2.223-6) The Duke does not read (or write)...
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The Sacred Foundations of Justice in Islam: The Teachings of ʻAlī Ibn Abī Ṭālib

M. Ali Lakhani, Reza Shah-Kazemi, Leonard Lewisohn - Religion - 2006 - 176 pages
...Arabia — the moral admonition derived from his conduct is as universal as these verses of Shakespeare: He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy as severe: Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue, go: More nor less to others paying Than by...
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