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Noun. The compassionate treatment of someone who is under your power.
 
Noun. The compassionate treatment of someone who is under your power.
In his ''The Merchant of Venice'' [[William Shakespeare]] uses Portia, (a trial lawyer) to reminds Shylock of mercy's qualities:  
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In his ''The Merchant of Venice'' [[William Shakespeare]] uses Portia, (a trial lawyer) to remind Shylock of mercy's qualities:  
 
<blockquote>The quality of mercy...<br>
 
<blockquote>The quality of mercy...<br>
 
is twice bless'd;<br>
 
is twice bless'd;<br>

Revision as of 15:24, 27 August 2008

Noun. The compassionate treatment of someone who is under your power. In his The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare uses Portia, (a trial lawyer) to remind Shylock of mercy's qualities:

The quality of mercy...

is twice bless'd;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes;
Tis mightiest in the mightiest: becomes

The throned monarch better than his crown.

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