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 302by William Shakespeare - 1883Full view
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Peter Bridgmont - Performing Arts - 1992 - 148 pages
...and my queen. May one be pardon'd, and retain the offence? In the corrupted currents of this world, And oft 'tis seen the wicked prize itself Buys out...Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give evidence. What then? what rests? Try what repentance can. What can it not? Yet what can it, when one...