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" In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law; but 'tis not so above; There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell'd... "
The Works of Shakespeare ... - Page 302
by William Shakespeare - 1883
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Democracy, Social Values, and Public Policy

Milton Michael Carrow, Robert Paul Churchill, Robert P. Churchill, Joseph J. Cordes - Political Science - 1998 - 201 pages
...certain. In the corrupted curents of diis world Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, And 'tis often seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law: but...teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. But even if we concede that acting morally may be motivated by prudence as much as by self-respect,...
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Scribes and Translators: Septuagint and Old Latin in the Books of Kings ...

Natalio Fernández Marcos - Religion - 98 pages
...murder, — My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain the offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...the action lies In his true nature; and we ourselves compcll'd. Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then? what rests?...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...murder, — My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain the offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then? what rests? Try what repentance can: what can it not? Yet what can it when one can not repent? O wretched...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...did the murder: My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. May one be pardon'd and retain th'offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compell' d, Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then? What rests?...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...his crime; therefore he cannot receive pardon. Claudius then grasps one more truth: . . . And often 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law,...teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. (Ill, iii, 59-64) Even if he could find forgiveness on the earthly plane, he would still deserve punishment...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...standpoint of this world, Claudius has no reason to give up what he has. But what about the next world? But 'tis not so above: There is no shuffling, there...teeth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. (3.3.60-64) Justice is perfect above, while imperfect here. Similar in principle, it differs in this...
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Shame in Shakespeare

Ewan Fernie, Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway Ewan Fernie - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 274 pages
...clean, but cannot forsake the fruits of sin: his crown, his Gertrude. And yet he acknowledges quietly: In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...the action lies In his true nature, and we ourselves compelFd Even to the truth and forehead of our faults To give in evidence. (3.3.60-4) This is an anticipation...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 178 pages
...this world Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice, And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself 6o Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above: There is...forehead of our faults To give in evidence. What then? What rests? 65 Try what repentance can. What can it not? Yet what can it, when one cannot repent? O...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...the murder, My crown, mine own ambition, and my Queen. May one be pardoned and retalo th'offence ? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...prize itself Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above. M There is no shuffling. There the action lies la his true nature, and we ourselves compelled, Even...
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...the murder, My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. 55 May one be pardon'd and retain th' offence? In the corrupted currents of this world Offence's...prize itself Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above: 60 There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature; and we ourselves compell'd, Even...
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