Title page from Measure for Measure

Part of: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (The Oxford Shakespeare) Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure considers questions of law, justice, and the nature of promises and vows. Like The Merchant of Venice it is one of Shakespeare’s legal plays, with a trial scene at the peak of the action. This edition comes from the 1916 Oxford University Press edition of all of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.

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So you must be the first that gives this sentence, And he that suffers. O! it is excellent To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.

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