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Measure For Measure
Novel Summary
Character Profiles
Metaphor Analysis
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Measure For Measure



Top Ten Quotes

10) Impiety has made a feast of thee

Act 1, Scene 2, Line 56

Lucio to a Gentleman

9) and for a name

now puts the drowsy and neglected act

Freshly on me. 'Tis surely for a name

Act 1, Scene 2, Line 167-169

Claudio says about Angelo when he is arrested.�

8) Our doubts are traitors

And makes us lose the good we oft might win

By fearing to attempt.

Act 1, Scene 4, Lines 85-87

Lucio talking to Isabella about pleading for her brother's cause.

7) Well heaven forgive him and forgive us all

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

Act 2, Scene 1, Lines 41-42

Escalus to Angelo

6) He who the sword of heaven will bear

Should be as holy as severe,

Pattern in himself to know

Grace to stand, and virtue go;

More nor less to others paying

Than by self-offenses weighing.

Shame to him whose cruel striking

Kills for faults of his own liking.

Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 261-267

The Duke in his speech about Angelo.

5) If the man be a bachelor, sir, i can; but if he be a married man, he's his wife's head, and i can never cut off a woman's head.

Act 4, Scene 2, Lines 3-5

Pompey telling who he could and couldn't execute.

4) This is his pardon, purchased by such sin

For which the pardoner himself is in.

Hence hath offense his quick celerity

When it is born in high authority.

When vice makes mercy, mercy's so extended

That for the fault's love is the offender friended.

Act 4, Scene 2, Lines 120-125

The Duke about Claudio's pardon that he expects.

3) Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;

Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure.

Act 5, Scene 1, Lines 466-468

The Duke to his subjects.

2) I hope you will not mock me with a husband.

Act 5, Scene 1, Line477

Mariana to the Duke saying that she doesn't want Angelo to be executed.�

1) Give me your hand and say you will be mine.

Act 5, Scene 1, Line 564

The Duke to Isabella.

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