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    Question Sentences meaning

    The more haste, the less speed.

    I must be taught my duty, and by you!

    Plead, Sleep, my cause, and make her soft like thee.

    Charity suffereth long, and is kind.


    Could anyone explain the meaning of above sentences?


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    Re: Sentences meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The more haste, the less speed.

    If you do something in a hurry, it will not be done properly and you will have to do it again.

    I must be taught my duty, and by you!

    You will teach me how to behave properly

    Plead, Sleep, my cause, and make her soft like thee.

    The person speaking wants the person that he loves, who is not being friendly, to become a gentle and kind person, and is hoping that she will change while she is asleep. He is asking "Sleep" to persuade her. This is a poetic line, and not to read literally.

    Charity suffereth long, and is kind.

    Charity is now translated as "love" in the sense of caring for other people. This is saying that those who love mankind [humanity] will accept insult and repay with kindness.


    Could anyone explain the meaning of above sentences?
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    Re: Sentences meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    Thank you,
    But I don't understand your this expanation.

    Excess of ceremony shows want of breedingThe person speaking wants the person that he loves, who is not being friendly, to become a gentle and kind person, and is hoping that she will change while she is asleep. He is asking "Sleep" to persuade her. This is a poetic line, and not to read literally.

    Also, what is the meaning of suffereth?

    Could you explain me again with lucid words?

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    Re: Sentences meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you,
    But I don't understand your this expanation.

    Excess of ceremony shows want of breedingThe person speaking wants the person that he loves, who is not being friendly, to become a gentle and kind person, and is hoping that she will change while she is asleep. He is asking "Sleep" to persuade her. This is a poetic line, and not to read literally.

    Also, what is the meaning of suffereth?

    Could you explain me again with lucid words?


    'Suffereth' is old usage, probably from a biblical quotation. It just means in todays language 'suffers

    Excess of ceremony shows want of breeding...
    Someone who is loud and shows off to others is displaying a lack of refinement
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    Re: Sentences meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    'Suffereth' is old usage, probably from a biblical quotation. It just means in todays language 'suffers

    Excess of ceremony shows want of breeding...
    Someone who is loud and shows off to others is displaying a lack of refinement
    Thank you very much.

    One sentence remaining. Could you explain this?

    Charity suffereth long, and is kind.

    What is the meaning of suffereth long? (i.e. suffer long - here)

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    Re: Sentences meaning

    Long suffering


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    Charity suffereth long, and is kind.

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    Charity is now translated as "love" in the sense of caring for other people.


    This is saying that those who love mankind[humanity] will accept insult and repay their kindness.

    I understand above yours explanation like this :

    This is saying that those who love mankind (humanity) will bore insult and even after insult he would give his kindness.

    Is it right?


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    Pretty much correct.

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