The Quality Of Mercy Poem by William Shakespeare

The Quality Of Mercy

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The quality of mercy is not strain'd.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned 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 enthroned in the heart of kings;
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice.

The Quality Of Mercy
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Cissy Collins 01 May 2005

please! do something about printing! ! Last night I printed 2 poems....got just title, verse, author....EXACTLY WHAT I DESIRED. Tonight, after becoming a member, I printed 3 poems: highlighing just author, verse, title......got 2 to 4 sheets for EACH ONE, covered in all the items, ads, etc. on web page. Wasted my time, ink, paper, and patience. This is VERY WASTEFUL. FIX IT. Poetry wonderful, printing something else.

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Egal Bohen 08 February 2006

Cissy, I don't think Shakespeare is really the right person to complain to about site management issues, he is actually dead! On the other hand, he is on our side, poets that is, he might just be able to FIX IT! Egal...

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* Sunprincess * 18 October 2012

A beautiful write on mercy.. :)

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 March 2016

The greatness of mercy with all it's attributes narrated in a fabulous manner. A great poem of the great poet.

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Chinedu Dike 07 July 2022

A work of an intricate mind. A masterful creation from the everlasting King Of Literature. I can only tap from a fraction of Shakespeare's poetic ingenuity.

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Rajan Chaurasiya 11 December 2020

William Shakespeare and we must drama story

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Shaun Cronick 28 March 2020

William Shakespeare used the word like a bold truth

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 January 2020

The quality of Mercy! ! ! ! It blesseth that gives, and him that takes. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 11 January 2020

God's mercy is always mighty and we feel his mercy with beauty of enlightenment. God's mercy gives us justice and lovable life. This poem is excellently penned.10

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