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" Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that : You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house ; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live. "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 129
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy

John Gross - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 386 pages
...act of confiscation still applies, however, and for Shylock it amounts to a second death sentence: Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that: You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. It is possible, I suppose, to interpret this as first and foremost a mark of ingratitude (and it is...
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The Poetry of Business Life: An Anthology

Ralph Windle - Business & Economics - 1994 - 182 pages
...show of dross. There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest. For I did dream of money-bags tonight. Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that: You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. The shattering impact of industrialization on life, and business as it was to be, came with the Industrial...
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Moral Rights and Political Freedom

Tara Smith - Philosophy - 1995 - 224 pages
...they could no longer serve rights' telos. Shylock captures this thought in The Merchant of Venice: "You take my house, when you do take the prop That...life, When you do take the means whereby I live." 20 The right to property is the means whereby we live. As such, property rights represent a logical...
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The best test preparation for the CLEP (college level examination program ...

Study Aids - 1995 - 304 pages
...abilities (E) skillfulness (C) acute aptitude QUESTIONS 95-97 refer to the following excerpts. (A) Nay, take my life and all. Pardon not that. You take...my life when you do take the means whereby I live. (B) Ignorance is the parent of fear, and being completely nonplussed and confounded about the stranger,...
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Law and Literature: Text and Theory

Lenora Ledwon - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 501 pages
...state, Which humbleness may drive unto a fine. PORTIA: Ay, for the state, not for Antonio. SHYLOCK: Nay, take my life and all! Pardon not that! You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. PORTIA: What mercy can you render him, Antonio? GRATIANO: A halter gratis! Nothing else, for God's...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...humbleness may drive unto a fine. PORTIA. Ay, for the state, — not for Antonio. SHYLOCK. Nay, take my Ufe s; meagre were his looks, Sharp misery had worn him...alligator stuft, and other skins Of ill-shaped fish PORTIA. What mercy can you render him, Antonio? GRATIANO. A halter gratis; nothing else, for God's...
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Finding a Voice: Personal Response to A Level English

Mike Royston - English literature - 1998 - 223 pages
...state, Which humbleness may drive unto a fine. Portia: Ay, for the state; not for Antonio. Shylock: Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that. You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. Portia: What mercy can you render him, Antonio? Gratiano: A halter gratis2; nothing else, for God's...
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Shakespeares Komödien aus der Sicht der pragmatischen Kommunikationstheorie

Beatrix Hesse - 1998 - 200 pages
...The very essence of their lives is material, and when a Venetian loses his money he loses everything: Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (IV.i.369 - 72) We expect that from Shylock; but even Antonio can say, when he learns from Portia that...
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Domesticating Slavery: The Master Class in Georgia and South ..., Volume 2

Jeffrey Robert Young - History - 1999 - 336 pages
...Shylock's ugliness as a character stemmed from his assertion that wealth alone provided life with meaning: You take my house when you do take the prop That doth...take my life When you do take the means whereby I live.96 Scholars such as David S. Shields have demonstrated that by the mideighteenth century, a network...
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The Law in Shakespeare

Cushman Kellogg Davis - Law - 1883 - 303 pages
...sorry that your leisure serves you not. . Antonio, gratify this gentleman ; THE LAW IN SHAKESPEARE. Tou take my house, when you do take the prop That doth...my life, When you do take the means whereby I live. For. What mercy can you render him, Antonio t Qra. A halter gratis ; nothing else, for God's sake....
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