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" That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams ! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. "
Annals of the Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County - Page 420
by Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County - 1887
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 345 pages
...night, And his affections dark as Erebus: J.ot no such man be trusted. A GOOD DEED COMPARED. Ho'.v far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. KOTIIING GOOD OUT OP SEiSON. The crow doth sing as sweetly as Ihe lark, When neither...
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Shakespeare and Dramatic Tradition: Essays in Honor of S.F. Johnson

Samuel Frederick Johnson - Drama - 1989 - 307 pages
...culminating in the day and the night— lead into a brittle sequence of sententious quips. How far this little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. (90 f.) This motif of glimmering through the darkness, figuratively as well as physically,...
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The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories

Merriam-Webster, Inc - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1991 - 526 pages
...taste, or polite behavior'. Shakespeare, in his Merchant of Venice (ca. 1596), illustrates this use: "How far that little candle throws his beams!/ So shines a good deed in a naughty world." While nowadays naughty is most often applied to children, a person who commits a slight...
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Bad Medicine: The Prescription Drug Industry in the Third World

Milton Silverman, Mia Lydecker, Philip Lee - Social Science - 1992 - 380 pages
...Shakespeare touched on this matter. In the final scene of his Merchant of Venice, Portia declares: "How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a naughty world." AMMUNITION FOR THE CONSUMERS In the past, especially in industrialized societies, the...
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Light: The Shape of Space: Designing with Space and Light

Lou Michel - Architecture - 1995 - 304 pages
...Bibliography 258 Name Index 267 Subject Index 271 Portia: That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. Nerissa: When the moon shone, we did not see the candle. Portia: So doth the greater...
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Shakespeare's Political Pageant: Essays in Literature and Politics

Joseph Alulis, Vickie B. Sullivan - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 276 pages
...much deeper in her despair of love than Lorenzo and Jessica. That light we see is burning in my hall; How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. (5.1.89-91) Can there be any doubt that she is the "little candle" — Portia reduced...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...trusted. — Mark the music. Enter PORTIA and NERISSA. PORTIA. That light we see is burning in my hall. h, sir; by my troth, he is, as ever broke bread: but God is to be worsh naughty world. NERISSA. When the moon shone, we did not see the candle. PORTIA. So doth the greater...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...and Nerissa enter, and Portia's opening line reflects the appearance of purity she tries to present: How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. (V, i, 90-91) She contradicts this sentiment, however, when she and Nerissa taunt Gratiano...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...concord of sweet sounds. Is lit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. 10407 The Merchant of Venice arlit or a moonlit dome distains naughty world. 10408 The Merchant of Venice This night methinks is but the daylight sick. 10409 The...
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Words to the Wise: Collected Essays

Kathryn Ann Lindskoog - Humor - 2000 - 140 pages
...women to relate better to God and their families. That is, in fact, a good deed. Shakespeare wrote, "How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed in a naughty world." And as Ms. Morgan would add brightly, "He was so right, even 400 years ago!" Making...
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