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The Quality of Mercy by William Shakespeare

from The Merchant of Venice (Portia to Shylock) 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. … Continue reading

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Nay; thou hast done by Euripides

Artemis from “Hippolytus” Nay; thou hast done A heavy wrong; yet even beyond this ill Abides for thee forgiveness. ’Twas the will Of Cypris that these evil things should be, Sating her wrath. And this immutably Hath Zeus ordained in … Continue reading

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The Strength of Fate by Euripides

from “Alcestis” In heaven-high musings and many, Far-seeking and deep debate, Of strong things find I not any That is as the strength of Fate. Help nor healing is told In soothsayings uttered of old, In the Thracian runes, the … Continue reading

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