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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 Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Printed from the Text of J ... - Page 137
by William Shakespeare - 1843
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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...were not cherished by our virtues. Enter a [SERVANT as] messenger How now? Where's your master? All's Well that ends Well 131 Cap. G. I perceiue by this...
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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...despair if they were not cherished by our virtues" (4.3.2177-80). The play looks to ends, and tells us that Heaven, using weak human instruments, is capable...
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 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...despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues. (IV. iii. 83-7.) The settings for Shakespeare's plays are still romantic — youth, wealth, and beauty...
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Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith

John D. Cox - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 348 pages
...1, 308). This passage sounds very like the First Lord's gnomic comment in All's Well That Ends Well: "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and...despair if they were not cherished by our virtues" (4.3.70-73). Again, however, close inspection makes differences evident, despite the similarity. Montaigne's...
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