O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (1600). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source The Merchant of Venice
Topic honesty lies
Date 1600
Language English
Note Written between 1596 and 1599
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“But note me signior Ant. Marke you this Bassanio,
The diuell can cite Scripture for his purpose, An euill soule producing holy witnesse, Is like a villaine with a smiling cheeke, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. O what a goodly outside falsehood hath Shy. Three thousand ducats, 'tis a good round sum.
Three months from twelue, then let me see the rate Ant. Well Shylocke, shall we be beholding to you?
Shy. Signior Anthonio, many a time and oft” source

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