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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans. "
The plain speaker: opinions on books, men, and things - Page 135
by William Hazlitt - 1826
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Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf'd with the clamours of their...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - Drama - 1803
...spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1805
...spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf d with the clamours of their...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Deaf'd with the clamours of their own...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...spiritWhose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf d with the clamours of their...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Samuel Johnson, Isaac Reed, George Steevens - 1806
...spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Deaf'd with the clamours of their own...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed - 1807
...it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, DeaPd with the clamours of their own...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough, Nicholas Rowe - 1807
...spirit Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which sliallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that roaku it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1810
...spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf'd with the clamours of their...
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