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" In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it, and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament? "
Merchant of Venice. As you like it - Page 73
by William Shakespeare - 1785
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In Honour of Dr. Annie Besant

Annie Besant - Human beings - 1990 - 339 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Angela Partington - Quotations - 1992 - 1061 pages
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Much Ado about Nothing: A New Critical Edition

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 305 pages
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The Wisdom & Wit of Rabbi Jesus

William E. Phipps - Religion - 1993 - 254 pages
...with a smiling cheek, a goodly apple rotten at the heart." A friend of Antonio echoes that insight: "In religion, what damned error but some sober brow...approve it with a text, hiding the grossness with fair ornament?"17 Jesus must also have found sentiments expressed in other psalms to be contrary to acceptable...
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Painted Faces on the Renaissance Stage: The Moral Significance of Face ...

Annette Drew-Bear - Performing Arts - 1994 - 139 pages
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 96 pages
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Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre

Naomi Conn Liebler - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 266 pages
...the right casket: In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt But being season 'd with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned...with a text Hiding the grossness with fair ornament? (III.ii.75-80) These lines concentrate for us the full context in which the play's action occurs, the...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being season 'd with a gracious voice, ll not me of fear! FRIAR LAURENCE. Hold; get you gone,...letters to thy lord. JULIET. Love give me strength! How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards...
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Writing on the Renaissance Stage: Written Words, Printed Pages, Metaphoric Books

Frederick Kiefer - Drama - 1996 - 377 pages
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Judaism and Psychoanalysis

Mortimer Ostow - Psychology - 1997 - 328 pages
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