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redemption
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Measure for Measure
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redemption
Used in
Measure for Measure
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  • Ignominy in ransom and free pardon Are of two houses; lawful mercy Is nothing kin to foul redemption.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • O worthy duke, You bid me seek redemption of the devil: Hear me yourself; for that which I must speak Must either punish me, not being believ'd, Or wring redress from you; hear me, O, hear me here!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And 'twere the cheaper way: Better it were a brother died at once Than that a sister, by redeeming him, Should die for ever.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Which had you rather,—that the most just law Now took your brother's life; or, to redeem him, Give up your body to such sweet uncleanness As she that he hath stain'd?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I do make myself believe that you may most uprighteously do a poor wronged lady a merited benefit; redeem your brother from the angry law; do no stain to your own gracious person; and much please the absent duke, if peradventure he shall ever return to have hearing of this business.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Here is in our prison a common executioner, who in his office lacks a helper; if you will take it on you to assist him, it shall redeem you from your gyves; if not, you shall have your full time of imprisonment, and your deliverance with an unpitied whipping; for you have been a notorious bawd.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have begun, And now I give my sensual race the rein: Fit thy consent to my sharp appetite; Lay by all nicety and prolixious blushes That banish what they sue for: redeem thy brother By yielding up thy body to my will; Or else he must not only die the death, But thy unkindness shall his death draw out To lingering sufferance: answer me to-morrow, Or, by the affection that now guides me most, I'll prove a tyrant to him.  (not reviewed by editor)

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