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" I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority: To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. "
The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 395
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Law and Literature: Text and Theory

Lenora Ledwon - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 501 pages
...hands, my head, my heart. If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority. To do a great right, do a little wrong. And curb this cruel devil of his will. PORTIA: It must not be. There is no power in...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...hands, my head, my heart: If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. And illiam Shakespeare a little wrong; And curb this cruel devil of his will. PORTIA. It must not be; there is no power in...
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Finding a Voice: Personal Response to A Level English

Mike Royston - English literature - 1998 - 223 pages
...hands, my head, my heart; If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. And, I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority; To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. 1 suit: prosecution, legal action 2 impugn:...
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Shakespeare and Race

Catherine M. S. Alexander, Stanley Wells, Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Stanley Wells, Alexander Catherine M. S. - Drama - 2000 - 233 pages
...this contrast is dealt with in the exchange between Bassanio and 'Balthazar', in which Bassanio begs: Wrest once the law to your authority. To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. (4.1.212-14) - and Portia, as Balthazar, replies:...
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The Tragedie of Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...declaring that he never did wrong but with just cause would differ little from what Bassanio says: "Wrest once the law to your authority: To do a great right, do a little wrong."— Mer. of Few., IV, i, 215.'— WALKER (Crit., iii, 246) asks, if the true reading...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...hands, my head, my heart: If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. And a little wrong; And curb this cruel devil of his will. PORTIA. It must not be; there is no power in...
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The Time is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History

Agnes Heller - Fiction - 2002 - 375 pages
...have already offered thrice the sum of the money Antonio owes him, yet he has not accepted this. "And I beseech you, / Wrest once the law to your authority. / To do a great right, do a little wrong, / And curb this cruel devil of his will" (4.1.211—14). Now this is a dialogue from...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 48

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 312 pages
...this contrast is dealt with in the exchange between Bassanio and 'Balthazar', in which Bassanio begs: Wrest once the law to your authority. To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. (4.1. 212-14) - and Portia, as Balthazar, replies:...
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Il mercante di Venezia

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2003 - 240 pages
...my head, my heart. If this will not suffice, it must appear 2 ,„ That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority, To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. PORTIA It must not be. There is no power in...
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare, Tony Farrell - Drama - 2003 - 141 pages
...hands, my head, my heart. 205 If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority. To do a great right do a little wrong. And curb this cruel devil of his will. 210 PORTIA It must not be. There is no power...
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