Category Archives: Quality of mercy

That Other Realm

A kind providence has placed in our breasts a hatred of the unjust and cruel, in order that we may preserve ourselves from cruelty and injustice. They who bear cruelty, are accomplices in it. The pretended gentleness which excludes that … Continue reading

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Thus Is Mercy Crucified

I hate him for he is a Christian. – Shylock _______ But mercy is above the sceptered sway,It is enthroned in the hearts of kings;It is an attribute to God himself;And earthy power doth then show likest God’sWhen mercy seasons … Continue reading

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The Vision of His Europe and His People

Could great men thunder   As Jove himself does, Jove would ne’er be quiet;For every pelting, petty officerWould use his heaven for thunder,Nothing but thunder. Merciful Heaven,Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt,Splits the unwedgeable and gnarled oakThan the soft myrtle. … Continue reading

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