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" That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery, That aptly is put on. "
Notes and Queries - Page 109
1863
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The University Magazine and Free Review, Volume 6

John Mackinnon Robertson, G. Astor Singer - 1896 - 688 pages
...Will" (iii, 10) we have, " Custom is a second nature, and not less potent." Hamlet's words are : — " That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat Of habits devil, is angel yet in this That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery That aptly...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With Historical and ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1901 - 618 pages
...the other half. Good night: but go not to my uncle's bed; Assume a virtue, if you have it not. 160 That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery, That aptly...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

1903 - 1186 pages
...to heaven ; Repent what 's past ; avoid what is to come. ibid. Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this. iba. Refrain to-night, And that shall lend a kind of easiness To the next abstinence :...
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The Mystery of William Shakespeare: A Summary of Evidence

Thomas Ebenezer Webb - 1902 - 350 pages
...text stand thus :— Good night; but go not to my uncle's bed; Assume a virtue if you have it not. That monster, custom, "who all sense doth eat. Of habits devil, is angel yet in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock, or livery. That aptly...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1188 pages
...yourself to heaven ; Repent what 's past ; avoid what is to come. ibid Assume a virtue, if you have it not That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this. Ibid Refrain to-night, And that shall lend a kind of easiness To the next abstinence :...
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Studies in Shakespeare

John Churton Collins - 1904 - 420 pages
...depend on the opinion we have of them. But such remarks are simply philosophical platitudes. Again : That monster custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock, or livery, That aptly...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904 - 930 pages
...the jingling of our leader's bells. •Tirocinium. w. COWPER. Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery, That aptly...
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Folkways: A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs ...

William Graham Sumner - 1906 - 710 pages
...things amongst us, and to do away with old things. — CauiglionCj II libra del Cortegiano, I, I That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yct in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery, That aptly...
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Keys to Shakespeare's Treasure House: Hamlet. [v.2] Anthony & Cleopatra. [v ...

Mrs. Charles Tidwell Phelan - 1906 - 44 pages
...her trespass, which speaks? 22 — Do you agree with Hamlet in "Assume a virtue if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat; of habits devil, is angel yet in this, that to the use of actions fair and good he likewise gives a livery that aptly is put...
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Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D.

Thomas Smyth - 1908 - 662 pages
...great kindred : they are well allied." SHAKESPEARE. "Assume these virtues, though you have them not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat ; Of habits, devil, is angel yet in this; That to the use of actions fair and good, He likewise gives a frock, or livery, That aptly...
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