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" The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed: It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes... "
The calendar of the University college of Wales - Page xxxvii
by Wales univ, univ. coll. of Wales - 1878
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Gleanings in England, Volume 2

Samuel Jackson Pratt - 1801 - 628 pages
...of inestimable price. Like the divine quality of mercy, so finely described by THE POET of our Isle, it is " twice blessed." " It blesses him that gives and him that takes." I am guilty of tautology in saying how much it is an innate of your bosom ; and it is, I thank GOD,...
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A Northern Summer: Or, Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden ...

Sir John Carr - Baltic Sea - 1805 - 314 pages
...see the sword of justice stained with human blood : he is merciful almost to a fault ; The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle...heav'n, Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed : It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes. The internal taxes are raised or reduced at the discretion...
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A Northern Summer: Or, Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden ...

Sir John Carr - Aquatint - 1805 - 524 pages
...the sword of justice stained with human blood : he is merciful almost to a fault ; • The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle...heav'n, Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed : It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes. The internal taxes are raised or reduced at the discretion...
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The Literary Panorama, Volume 1

English literature - 1807 - 778 pages
...evils so numerous, that we recommend it without the smallest hesitation. Like Shakespeare's Mercy, It is twice blessed ; It blesses him that gives, and him that takes, and no man ever did good to any other person by this means, without doing abundantly more to himself....
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An Essay on the Principle of Population, Or, A View of Its Past and Present ...

Thomas Robert Malthus - Malthusianism - 1809 - 570 pages
...have the best and most improving effect on the mind of the donor. The quality of charity like that of mercy, " Is not strained) " It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven " Upon the earth beneath." The immense sums distributed to the poor in this country, by the...
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A Treatise on the Passions and Affections of the Mind ..., Volume 1

Thomas Cogan - Christianity - 1813 - 428 pages
..., The quality of Mercy's not restrain'd: It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven, Upon the land beneath. It is twice blessed ; It blesses him that gives, and him that takes. SHAKESPEAR. The mildest of the affections which belong to the family of Love, diffuse a pleasurable...
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The Literary panorama, Volume 6

1817 - 548 pages
...appositely remarks, " The quality of Mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath ; it is twice blessed ; It blesses him that gives and him that takes." It is well known that London is composed of all dusses ef persons; natives of every quarter of the...
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Drama: Or, Theatrical Pocket Magazine ...

Theater - 1823 - 430 pages
...churches then, or else he shall suffer not thinking on. Hamlet, Act III. Sc. 2. MERCY. Portia The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven, Upon the place beneath. It becomes The throned monarch better than his crown. Merchant of Venice,...
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THE KEY TO THE EXERCISES FOR THE ILLUSTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE RULES ...

W. JILLARD HORT - 1822 - 160 pages
...have always been productive of innumerable evils, both to the victors and the vanquished. The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven, upon the place beneath. There cannot be a greater absurdity than for a man to run the hazard...
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Gesta Romanorum, or, Entertaining moral stories tr. with ..., Volume 1

Romani - 1824 - 548 pages
...et exaltat," which coincides remarkably with a passage in the " Merchant of Venice." " The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven, Upon the place beneath." — Act III. Sc. 1. NOTE 48. Page 166. " As QUIDIUS has observed."...
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