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Mercy

Must he needs die?

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Isabella, to Angelo
Must he needs die?
Angelo
  Maiden, no remedy.
Isabella
Yes, I do think that you might pardon him,
And neither heaven nor man grieve at the mercy.

Not the king’s crown, nor the deputed sword,
The marshal’s truncheon, nor the judge’s robe
Become them with one half so good a grace
As mercy does.
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Act 2
Scene 2
Line 65

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It is the law, not I, condemn your brother

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Angelo
It is the law, not I, condemn your brother.
Were he my kinsman, brother, or my son,
It should be thus with him. He must die tomorrow.
Isabella
Tomorrow? O, that’s sudden! Spare him, spare him.
He’s not prepared for death.Epizeuxis
Even for our kitchens
We kill the fowl of season.

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The quality of mercy is not strained

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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 blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.

Though justice be thy plea, consider this:
That in the course of justice none of us
Should see salvation.
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Act 4
Scene 1
Line 190

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