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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. "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 395
1844
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; All's ...

William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - Azerbaijan - 1847
...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. Por. It must not be ; there is no power in...
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Comedies. Two gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare - 1847
...hands, my head, my heart. If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth : and, do, in my mind. Mrs. Ford. Well, I do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. Par. It must not be. There is no power in Venice...
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The Art of Elocution: Or, Logical and Musical Reading and Declamation. With ...

George Vandenhoff - Elocution - 1847 - 383 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. Par. — It must not be ; there is no power...
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Civil Rights: Hearings...on S. 1725 and S. 1734

United States. Congress. Senate. Judiciary - 1951 - 136 pages
...Madison in No. 46 of the Federalist. 17 Cf. Bassanio's plea to Portia, to which she did not listen: "And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority: To do a great right, do a little wrong." Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Sc. 1, 1. 210. "There is no vice so simple but assumes...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volume 26

Languages, Modern - 1859
...hands, my head, my heart: If this will not suffice, it inust appear That malice bears down truth and 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 rnust not be ; there is no power...
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Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the ...

United States. Congress - 1964 - 245 pages
...lost on us today. The quotation begins with one of the characters, Bassanlo, speaking as follows: And I beseech you wrest once the law to your authority; to do a great right, do a little wrong. But Portia, the heroine, answers : It must not be * * * 'twill be recorded for a precedent,...
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Justice Accused: Antislavery and the Judicial Process

Robert M. Cover - Law - 1975 - 322 pages
...order of right and the order of law. PART II RULES, ROLES, AND REBELS: Nature's Place Disputed And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority; To do a great right, do a little wrong. It must not be; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established; T will...
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Shakespeare's Universe of Discourse: Language-Games in the Comedies

Keir Elam - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 349 pages
...this strict court of Venice Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there. Bass. . . . And / 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. Por. It must not be, there is no power in Venice...
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The New Oxford Guide to Writing

Thomas S. Kane - Business & Economics - 1994 - 327 pages
...other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are. Montesquieu Wrest once the law to your authority: To do a great right, do a little wrong. Shakespeare A lawyer has no business with the justice or injustice of the cause which...
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Arthurian and Other Studies: Presented to Shunichi Noguchi

Shunʼichi Noguchi, Takashi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Takamiya, Tsuyoshi Mukai - Literary Collections - 1993 - 273 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 wil1. (IV. i. 205-13) Iconographically, Truth's enemies...
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