William Shakespeare quote about God from The Merchant of Venice - God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.
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God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.
 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (1600). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source The Merchant of Venice
Topic God contempt man
Date 1600
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1596 and 1599
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Context

“He doth nothing but frowne (as who should say, and you will not haue me, choose: he heares merrie tales and smiles not, I feare hee will proue the weeping Phylosopher when he growes old, being so full of vnmannerly sadnesse in his youth.) I had rather to be married to a deaths head with a bone in his mouth, then to either of these: God defend me from these two
Ner. How say you by the French Lord, Mounsier Le Boune? Por. God made him, and therefore let him passe for a man, in truth I know it is a sinne to be a mocker, but he, why he hath a horse better then the Neopolitans, a better bad habite of frowning then the Count Palentine, he is euery man in no man, if a Trassell sing, he fals straight a capring, he will fence with his owne shadow. If I should marry him, I should marry twentie husbands: if hee would despise me, I would forgiue him, for if he loue me to madnesse, I should neuer requite him
Ner. What say you then to Fauconbridge, the yong Baron of England?” source

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