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" What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one (from whence they came) Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull... "
Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Early English Poet: Including Memoirs of His ... - Page 498
by William Godwin - 1804 - 516 pages
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1750
...Reft, Held up at Tennis, •which Men do the bejl With the left Gamejlers. What things have wefeen Done at the Mer-maid ! heard Words that have been So nimble and fo full of fubtle Flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole Wit...
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The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: Printed from the Text, and with ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - Drama - 1811
...saw you ; for wit is like a rest Held up at tennis,5 which men do the best With the best gamesters: what things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame/ As if that every one- from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,...
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The dramatic works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher ..., Volume 2

Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, George Colman, Francis Beaumont, Peter Whalley - Drama - 1811
...themselves; • " For wit is like a res/, Held up at tennis, which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that hare been So nimble and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant...
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The works of Beaumont and Fletcher: in fourteen volumes: with an ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1812
...a rest, With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Held up at tennis, which men do the best Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle flame, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, As if that every one from whence they came And had resolved...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama (Comedy) - 1872 - 196 pages
...saw you ; for wit is like a rest Held up at tennis, which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...them, Beaumont fondly lets his thoughts wander, in his letter to Jonson, from the country. — — " What things have we seen, Done at the MERMAID ! heard...so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest," &c. Fairer prospects now began to open on...
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Memoirs of Mr. John Tobin ...

John Tobin, Elizabeth Benger - 1820 - 444 pages
...up at Tennis —*• which men do the best With the best gamesters. — What things have we see1!* Done at the Mermaid — heard words that have been...subtle flame, As if that every one, from whence they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest In a moral...
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The flowers of literature, or, Encyclopædia of anecdote, a coll. by W. Oxberry

William Oxberry - 1822
...which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done in- the Mermaid ? Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that everyone from whom tbey came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool...
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The life of Shakespeare: enquiries into the originality of his ..., Volume 1

Augustine Skottowe - Dramatists, English - 1824
...and whose meetings furnished matter for retrospective delight in so competent a judge as Beaumont. " What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! heard...so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." * The best specimen of Shakspeare's extemporary...
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Noontide Leisure: Or, Sketches in Summer, Outlines from Nature and ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1824
...wit-combats," of which Beaumont several years after, in his letter to Jonson from the country, says, What things have we seen, Done at the Mermaid! heard...so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest. It was on the night previous to Shakspeare's...
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