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" Thus ornament is but the guiled shore To a most dangerous sea ; the beauteous scarf Veiling an Indian beauty ; in a word, The seeming truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest. "
Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays: From Early ... - Page 117
by John Payne Collier - 1853 - 512 pages
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Center Or Margin: Revisions of the English Renaissance in Honor of Leeds Barroll

Lena Cowen Orlin, John Leeds Barroll - Literary Collections - 2006 - 318 pages
...the gold and silver caskets which threaten to mislead any culturally naive suitor for Portia's hand: "Ornament is but the guiled shore / To a most dangerous...sea, the beauteous scarf / Veiling an Indian beauty" (3.2.97-99). And of course the narrow escape of a tragic fate by the merchant Antonio affords a vivid...
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Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare & His Contemporaries: Rewriting ...

Michele Marrapodi - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 286 pages
...gold which is none other than a feminized duplicity, enters into a wager with death: Thus ornament it but the guiled shore To a most dangerous sea: the...truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest. (3.2.97-101) In choosing the leaden casket Bassanio is (as we would say) in denial. He desires wealth...
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An Actor's Edition of Shakespeare Revisited

James R. Hartman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 516 pages
...virtue on its outward parts. Thus outward appearance is but the deceitful shore To a most dangerous sea; in a word, The seeming truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest. (He goes to the gold chest.) Therefore, then, thou gaudy gold, Hard food for Midas, I will none of...
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