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" The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his... "
Wisconsin Journal of Education - Page 129
1888
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A Northern Summer: Or, Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden ...

Sir John Carr - 1805 - 480 pages
...the sword of justice stained with human blood : he is merciful almost to a fault ; • The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heav'n, Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed : It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes....
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A Northern Summer: Or, Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden ...

Sir John Carr - 1805 - 480 pages
...see the sword of justice stained with human blood : he is merciful almost to a fault ; The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heav'n, Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed : It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes....
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An Essay on the Principle of Population, Or, A View of Its Past and Present ...

Thomas Robert Malthus - 1809
...have the best and most improving effect on the mind of the donor. The quality of charity like that of mercy, " Is not strained) " It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven " Upon the earth beneath." The immense sums distributed to the poor in this country, by the...
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...ground. 1?19. MERCY. The quality of Mercy is not slrain'd ; It droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned Monarch better than his crown; His...
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - 1816 - 392 pages
...which limits justice. The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle dew from Heav'n Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes ; 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest. It becomes The throned monarch better than his crown...
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Drama: Or, Theatrical Pocket Magazine ...

1823
...churches then, or else he shall suffer not thinking on. Hamlet, Act III. Sc. 2. MERCY. Portia The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven, Upon the place beneath. It becomes The throned monarch better than his crown. Merchant of Venice,...
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THE KEY TO THE EXERCISES FOR THE ILLUSTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE RULES ...

W. JILLARD HORT - 1822
...have always been productive of innumerable evils, both to the victors and the vanquished. The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven, upon the place beneath. There cannot be a greater absurdity than for a man to run the hazard...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - 1823 - 480 pages
...Mercy. — SHAKSPEARE. The quality of mercy is not strain'd ; It droppeth as the gentle dew from Heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest ; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes , 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest. It becomes The throned monarch better than his crown...
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Vindiciae Hibernicae, Or, Ireland Vindicated: An Attempt to Develop and ...

Mathew Carey - 1823 - 512 pages
...heaven-bora mercy : " The quality of mercy is not strain'd : It droppeth as the gentle rain from heav'n Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest — , It blesseth him that gives and him that takes." It is supposed that this act of " general and free pardon'' effaced all crimes and misdemeanors...
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Gesta Romanorum, or, Entertaining moral stories tr. with ..., Volume 1

Romani - 1824
...et exaltat," which coincides remarkably with a passage in the " Merchant of Venice." " The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven, Upon the place beneath." — Act III. Sc. 1. NOTE 48. Page 166. " As QUIDIUS has observed."...
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