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" I' th' ladies' questions and the fool's replies — Old fashioned wit, which walked from town to town In turned hose, which our fathers called the clown; Whose wit our nice times would obsceneness call, And which made bawdry pass for comical; Nature was... "
A History of English Dramatic Literature: To the Death of Queen Anne - Page 510
by Sir Adolphus William Ward - 1899 - 1940 pages
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1793
...the clown ; Whofe wit our nicer times would obfcenenefs call. And which made bawdry pafs for comicaL Nature was all his art ; thy vein was free As his, but without his fcurrility." Verfes on Fletcher, by William Cartwright, 1647. After the Reftoration, on the revival...
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Essays by a Society of Gentlemen, at Exeter

Monuments - 1796 - 573 pages
...the clown : Whofe wit our nice limit would obfcenenefs call, And which made bawdry pafs for comical. Nature was all his art — thy vein was free As his, but without hid • fcurrility. Thefe • What idea could this " feraphical peacher" entertain of obfctventfs *\\A...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...clown ; " Whofe wit our nicer limes would obfcenenefs call, " And which made bawdry pafs for comical. " Nature was all his art ; thy vein was free " As his, but without his fcurrility." Verfes on Fletcher, by William Cartwrighf, 1647. After the Reftoration, on the revival...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1809
...clown; " Whose wit our nicer times would obsceneness call, " And which made bawdry pass for comical. "Nature was all his art; thy vein was free " As his, but without his scurrility." Verses on Fletcher, by William Cartwright, 164-7. After the Restoration, on the revival of the theatres,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1809
...clown ; "Whose wit our nicer times would obsceneness call, " And which made bawdry pass for comical. "Nature was all his art; thy vein was free " As his, but without his scurrility." Verses on Fletcher, by William Cartwright, 1647. After the Restoration, on the revival of the theatres,...
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The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: Printed from the Text, and with ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - Drama - 1811
...the clown j Whose wit our nice times would obsceneness call, And which made bawdry pass for comical. Nature was all his art ; thy vein was free As his, but without his scurrility; From whom mirth came unforc'd, no jest perplex' d. But without labour clean, chaste, and unvex'd. Thou...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher, Volume 2

Ben Jonson, Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1811
...the clown ; Whose wit our nice times would obsceneness call, And which made bawdry pass for comical. Nature was all his art ; thy vein was free As his, but without his scurrility; From whom mirth came unforc'd, no jest perplex'd. But without labour clean, chaste, and unvex'd. Thou...
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Plays and poems of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Edmond Malone, Samuel Johnson, Mr. Theobald (Lewis), Alexander Pope, William Warburton, Sir Thomas Hanmer, George Steevens, Edward Capell, Isaac Reed, Nicholas Rowe, Arthur Brooke, Richard Farmer, George Chalmers - 1821
...clown ; ' Whose wit our nicer times would obsceneness call, ' And which made bawdry pass for comical. " Nature was all his art ; thy vein was free " As his, but without his scurrility." Verses on Fletcher, by William Cartiuright, 1647. After the Restoration, on the revival of the theatres,...
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Gentleman's Pocket Magazine and Album of Literature and Fine Arts

English literature - 1828
...the clown : Whose wit our nice times would obsceneness call, And which made bawdry pass for comical. Nature was all his art— thy vein was free As his, but without his scurrility." If we are to judge from the congratulatory verses prefixed to Beaumont's and Fletcher's plays, we must...
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Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain, Volume 2

Biography & Autobiography - 1837
...clown ; . * Whose wit our nicer times would obsceneaees call, And which made bawdry pass for comical. Nature' was all his art ; thy vein was free As his, but without his scurrility." These verses, written about thirty years after Shakespear's death, show the little estimation in which...
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