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1. (1) So may the outward shows be least themselves:
(2) The world is still deceived with ornament.
(3) In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt
(4) But being season'd with a gracious voice,
(5) Obscures the show of evil?..

(6) Thus ornament is but the guiled shore

(7) To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf
(8) Veiling an Indian beauty; in a word,

(9) The seeming truth which cunning times put on
(10) To entrap the wisest. Therefore, thou gaudy gold,
(11) Hard food for Midas, I will none of thee;
(12) Nor none of thee, thou pale and common drudge
(13) 'Tween man and man: but thou, thou meagre lead,
(14) Which rather threatenest than does promise aught,
(15) Thy plainness moves, me more than eloquence.

(a) Put into your own words, so as to clearly bring out the meaning, lines (1)(4) (5).

(b) Explain the meaning and force of the following: "still" (1. 2), "an Indian beauty" (1. 8), "Hard food for Midas" (1. 11), "pale and common" (1. 12), " meagre" (1. 13).

(c) What is the meaning of "guiled" (1. 6)? Write a grammatical note on the form Shakespeare here uses. (d) "The seeming truth which cunning times put on to entrap the wisest." Illustrate the meaning of this by examples drawn from your knowledge of life, or show in some such concrete manner, how you realize the truth here expressed.

2. What are the two main and the two subordinate stories which Shakespeare has woven together in the action of this play? Which is the principal theme, what


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