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" The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together : our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not ; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. "
The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life - Page 52
by William Shakespeare - 1828
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The Rake: Lessons in Love

Suzanne Enoch - Fiction - 2009 - 384 pages
...written beneath it. "Oh, my," she breathed. This was becoming very complicated, indeed. Chapter 15 The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. —All's Welt That Ends Well, Act IV. Scene iii Georgiana...
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The Sovereign Flower: On Shakespeare as the Poet of Royalism, Together with ...

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 324 pages
...callous attitude of the conventional code. Such is our study of Bertram. As one of the Lords says : The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. (iv. iii. 83) IV Helena possesses those old-world qualities...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...virtue none, It is a dropsied honour. Good alone Is good without a name King — All's Well II.iii The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues. First Lord — All's Well IV.iii Virtue is bold, and goodness...
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All's Well that Ends Well: All's Well, that Ends Well : the First Folio of ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 233 pages
...that his valour hath here acquired for him shall at home be encountered with a shame as ample. Lord G The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...faults whipped them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. Enter a [SERVANT as] messenger How now? Where's your master?...
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A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television

Kenneth S. Rothwell - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 380 pages
...up Shakespeare's gift for articulating the tangled skein of human experience, its daily grubbiness: "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together: our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipt them not, and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherish'd by our virtues" (4.3.71)....
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Personal Identity: Volume 22, Part 2

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jr, Jeffrey Paul - Law - 2005 - 383 pages
...against his own nobility, in his proper stream o'erflows himself. (4.3.2125-31) And then, more generally: "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...faults whipped them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues" (4.3.2177-80). The play looks to ends, and tells us that...
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 252 pages
...And again before the trial of Parolles and Bertram, the 'First Lord', speaking chorus-like, asserts : The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues. (IV. iii. 83-7.) The settings for Shakespeare's plays are...
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All's Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 336 pages
...that his 70 valor hath here acquired for him shall at home be encountered with a shame as ample. FIRST LORD The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good...proud if our faults whipped them not, and our crimes 75 would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues. Enter ar Servant.^ How now? Where's your...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. [Hamlet I v 13] The real truth A mingled yarn, good and ill together: Our virtues...faults whipped them not; And our crimes would despair If we were not cherished by our own virtues. [All's Well That Ends Well IV iii 66] Faithfully recorded...
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An Ensuing Evil and Others: Fourteen Historical Mysteries

Peter Tremayne - Fiction - 2007 - 352 pages
...and of Furies, and I know not what. . . ." He coughed again and then smiled, as if apologetically. 68 "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...together; our virtues would be proud if our faults whispered this not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues." "The...
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