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The English Governess in Egypt: Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople - Page 163
by Emmeline Lott - 1867 - 312 pages
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The works of Shakespeare: Collated with the oldest copies, and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Mr. Theobald (Lewis) - Drama - 1773
...put,. It was for gentk Shakefpiarc cut j, Wherein the graver had a ftrife With- nature, to out-doo the life : O, could he but have drawn his wit As well in braffe, as he hath hit His face-; the print would then furpafli All, that was ever writ in brafle....
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The dramatick writings of Will. Shakspere: with the notes of all ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, John Bell - Drama - 1788
...put, " It was for gentle Shakspere cut; " Wherein the graver had a strife " With nature, to out-doo the life. " O, could he but have drawn his wit " As well in brasse, as he hath hit " His face, the print would then surpasje " All that was ever writ in brasse...
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A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 3

John Walker - 1811
...figure that thou see'st here put, In which the graver had a strife It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; With nature, to out-do the life. O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass as he hath hit All that was ever writ in brass. His face, the piece would then surpass But since he cannot, &c. BJ...
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...figure that thou here seest put Wherein the graver had a strife It ivas for geat/s Shakespeare cut; With nature, to outdo the life. O, could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit All that was ever writ in brass; His face, the print would then surpass But since he cannot, reader...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 8

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...READER. This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle SHAKSPEARE cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life : O could...he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he has hit His face; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass : But since he cannot,...
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Shakespeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1817
...READER. " Tins figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut ; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. O, could...wit, As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass; But since he cannot, reader, look, Not on...
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Shakespeare and his times: including the biography of the poet ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1817
...READER. " THIS figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. O, could...wit, As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass; But since he cannot, reader, look, , Not...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, Richard Farmer, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1821
...: ' This figure that them here seest put, ' It was for gentle Shakspeare cut; ' Wherein the graver had a strife ' With nature, to out-do the life. '...' As well in brass, as he hath hit ' His face, the print would then surpass ' All that was ever writ in brass; ' But since he cannot, reader, look ' Not...
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The life of Shakspeare; enquiries into the originality of his dramatic plots ...

Augustine Skottowe - 1824
...established. " This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. O, could...wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass; But since he cannot, reader, look Not on...
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The Life of Shakespeare: Enquiries Into the Originality of His ..., Volume 1

Augustine Skottowe - Dramatists, English - 1824
...established. " This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. O, could...wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass; But since he cannot, reader, look Not on...
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