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" The quality of mercy is not strain'd ; It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath : it is twice bless'd ; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better... "
The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ... - Página 49
por William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1824 - 385 páginas
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A commentary on the discourse of ... Jesus, commonly called the Sermon on ...

James Frederick Todd - 1856 - 374 páginas
...it is that of mercy.* Even these, who are loath to imitate, are constrained to admire and to praise. The quality of mercy is not strain'd; It droppeth,...twice bless'd: 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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Apples of Gold

1960 - 91 páginas
...cruel fate Were the night too late To undo the work of morn. — Margaret E. Sangster SHAKESPEARE ON MERCY The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth...His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this...
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The Greatest of Literary Problems: The Authorship of the Shakespeare Works ...

James Phinney Baxter - 1915 - 685 páginas
...has pointed out in Portia's address in the "Merchant of Venice" what he regards as this sonnet: — The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth...twice bless'd; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest, it becomes The throned monarch better than the crown;...
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Just a Country Lawyer: A Biography of Senator Sam Ervin

Paul R. Clancy - 1974 - 310 páginas
...been reading Shakespeare, and there stood Sam making a plea for mercy in Shakespeare's words . . . The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth...twice bless'd; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: There is oftentimes a big distinction between justice and mercy. The last thing a guilty...
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Vegetarianism and the Jewish Tradition

Louis A. Berman - 1982 - 119 páginas
...virtue. In Tbe Mercbant of Venice, a female lawyer appeals to a judge's compassion with the words: The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth...twice bless'd: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. Was Portia displaying a skillful use of rhetoric to save her client's life, or was she...
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Forum: A Journal for the Teacher of English Outside the ..., Volúmenes21-22

1983
...blesseth, gives, and takes in this portion of Portia's speech in The Merchant of Venice (1596-97): The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth...twice bless'd: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. Like other teachers of English, we are well aware of what a pesky problem the third person...
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Jesus & Personality Theory: Exploring the Five-Factor Model

James R. Beck - 1999 - 276 páginas
...received are both generous blessings. In The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Portia says, The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth...twice bless'd; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. Once we have received mercy from the good hand of God, we should be motivan'onally compelled...
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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - 1990 - 207 páginas
...do justice to the dignified reasonableness and unquestioned wisdom enunciated in the lines. Portia: The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth...His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this...
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A Lent Sourcebook

Peter Mazar, Robert Baker, Evelyn Kaehler - 1990 - 461 páginas
...in by scattering. THE quality of mercy is not strain'cl; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice bless'd; It blesseth...His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings: But mercy is above this...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 páginas
...frowning Mars, Who, inward searched, have livers white as milk! (Ill, ii) 401 POETRY QUOTATIONS 123 a staring virgin stand Where holy Dionysus died,...hand And bear that beating heart away; (1. 1-5) 117 attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this...
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