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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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Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film

Susana Onega, Susana Onega Jaén, Christian Gutleben - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 261 pages
...which he interprets as a consequence of the hatred Christians feel against him—, also wants to die: Nay, take my life and all! Pardon not that! You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (IV.l: 371-374) But why the Jews, one might wonder? What is the connection between the Jewish diaspora...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

S. P. Cerasano - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 211 pages
...PORTIA Ay, for the state, not for Antonio.59 SHYLOCK Nay, take my life and all! Pardon not that! 370 You take my house when you do take the prop That doth...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. PORTIA What mercy can you render him, Antonio? GRATIANO A halter, gratis.60 Nothing else, for God's...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...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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Images of Matter: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and ...

Yvonne Bruce - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 283 pages
...the end of the play. nio. Shylock, however, sees the fallacy in the duke's "mercy," as he cries out: Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that: You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (4.1.374-77) At this point Portia turns to Antonio, inquiring after the mercy he can show Shylock....
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Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology

Julia Reinhard Lupton - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 277 pages
..."juridical annihilation" of the Jew. Far from begging for mercy, Shylock rejects the Duke's offer: Nay, take my life and all! Pardon not that! You take...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (4.1.372-75) Shylock will not let the scandal disappear so quickly. Still in shock from the sheer force...
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Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology

Julia Reinhard Lupton - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 277 pages
..."juridical annihilation" of the Jew. Far from begging for mercy, Shylock rejects the Duke's offer: Noy, take my life and all! Pardon not that! You take my...my life When you do take the means whereby I live. (4.1.372-75) Shylock will not let the scandal disappear so quickly. Still in shock from the sheer force...
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Biblature

Hannah Y. Kim - Religion - 2006 - 256 pages
...high-sterned, peak-nosed, fifty-gun ship against the Dutch." -Doyle, Rodney Stone, Chapter 1 J. SHYLOCK: You take my house when you do take the prop That doth...you take my life When you do take the means whereby 1 live. FiH in the Blanks Use the Words from Above as Clues - Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, IV....
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Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological ...

William Flesch - History - 2007 - 252 pages
...his wealth. His response to that is to express a bitter willingness to give up still more: Shylock: Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that, — You...you take my life When you do take the means whereby 1 live. Portia: What mercy can you render him, Antonio? (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice 2001: 1V.i.371-375)...
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