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" Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. "
The Works of Shakespear: In Eight Volumes - Seite 351
von William Shakespeare - 1747
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An Essay Upon the Influence of the Translation of the Bible Upon English ...

William Thomas Petty- Fitzmaurice (earl of Kerry.) - 1830 - 82 Seiten
...Measure" there occurs — f Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere...them not ; spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues. — ACT I. SCENE 1. The poet here manifestly alludes to the passage in St. MARK, v. 25, &c....
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The Dramatic Works, Band 1

William Shakespeare - 1831
...virtues, them on thee. Heaven doth'with us, as we with torches do; Not light them for themselves : for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere...them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd, But to fine issues :* nor nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But, like a thrifty goddess,...
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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

Gary Schmidgall - 1990 - 234 Seiten
...thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. [1.1.29-35] But what sinks Venus in Adonis's and the reader's minds is the Duke's next line: "Spirits...
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - 1993 - 247 Seiten
...thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do. Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere...them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues; nor Nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence, But like a thrifty goddess,...
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Players of Shakespeare 3: Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by ...

Royal Shakespeare Company - 1993 - 222 Seiten
...and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (lines 29-35) The implication is one of self-criticism by way of praising Angelo. Once he tells Angelo...
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Shakespeare's Courtly Mirror: Reflexivity and Prudence in All's Well that ...

David Haley - 1993 - 314 Seiten
...Grace? Not so, friend, honor and lordship are my titles. 7. By the same rule that he set for Angelo ("If our virtues / Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike / As if we had them not" [li 33-35]), the Duke's public virtue requires perfecting by marriage. Even here, the Duke's fate reciprocates...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 Seiten
...Angelo's reputation for strict morality, then offers a lengthy address on the nature of goodness: ... for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (I, i, 33-35) In other words, good intentions are not enough. Good actions are the test of a human...
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Women and Spirituality

Carol Ochs - 1997 - 178 Seiten
...thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do. Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.13 Beyond Images Beyond the image of the mother, is there anything that can aid us on the way that...
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The British Idealists

David Boucher, Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations David Boucher, Raymond Geuss, Quentin Skinner - 1997 - 304 Seiten
...thy virtues, them on thee. Heaven doth with us, as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves: for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere...them not. Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues. [William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act One, Scene One, lines 31-3] will; in collisions,...
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Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare

Harry Berger, Peter Erickson - 1997 - 487 Seiten
...thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not. (1.1.29-35) If Angelo hasn't yet published his virtues, what is the content of his already unfolded...
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