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" I will be bound to pay it ten times o'er, On forfeit of my 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,... "
Much ado about nothing. The marchant of Venice. Love's labour lost. As you ... - Page 167
by William Shakespeare - 1747
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare, Tony Farrell - 2003 - 141 pages
...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...little wrong. And curb this cruel devil of his will. 210 PORTIA It must not be. There is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established. Twill be recorded...
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Il mercante di Venezia

William Shakespeare - 2003 - 240 pages
...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,...little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. PORTIA It must not be. There is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established. 'Twill be recorded...
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Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens - 2003 - 608 pages
...IV. i. 210—12, Bassanio addresses Portia (disguised as a judge, Balthasar) about Shylock: 'Wrest once the law to your authority; / To do a great right...little wrong, / And curb this cruel devil of his will'. Portia replies, 'It must not be.' 2. Toor rul lol loo, gammon and spinnage, the frog he wouldn't, and...
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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 77

1984 - 424 pages
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Shakespeare and the Culture of Christianity in Early Modern England

Dennis Taylor, David N. Beauregard - 2003 - 451 pages
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Shakespeare Studied in Three Plays

Albert S. G. Canning - 2004 - 316 pages
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Eternal Bonds, True Contracts: Law and Nature in Shakespeare's Problem Plays

A. G. Harmon - 2004 - 212 pages
...Pleading that he would pay Antonio's debt with his own life, Bassanio asks the disguised Portia: Wrest once the law to your authority To do a great right,...little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. (4.1.211-13) The suggestion, understandable in light of the circumstances, nevertheless reveals that...
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

S. P. Cerasano - 2004 - 211 pages
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

S. P. Cerasano - 2004 - 228 pages
...will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down17 truth. And, I beseech you, 210 Wrest once18 the law to your authority. To do a great right, do...little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will. PORTIA It must not be. There is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established. 215 Twill be recorded...
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Congressional Parliamentary Reference Sources: An Introductory Guide

Ilona B. Nickels, Thomas P. Carr - 2004 - 134 pages
...notes and addenda by William T. Roy Kenneth Sprankle Paul M. Wilson BASSANIO: And I beseech you wrest once the law to your authority: to do a great right; do a little wrong. PORTIA: It must not be; * * * twill be recorded for a precedent, and many an error by the same example...
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