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    William Shakespeare - The Quality Of Mercy

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    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) - The Quality Of Mercy - From Portia's speech to Shylock - The Merchant Of Venice - Act 4 Scene 1 - Read by Ralph Fiennes

    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.
    'Tis mightiest in the mightiest. It becomes
    The thronèd monarch better than his crown.
    His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty
    Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings,
    But mercy is above this sceptered sway.
    It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings.
    It is an attribute to God himself.
    And earthly power doth then show likest God's
    When mercy seasons justice.