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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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1847
...was for gentle Shakspcare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to outdo the life : О of butter !—pitiful-hearted Titan, that melted at the met tale of the sun?— print would then вцграш All that was ever writ in brass : But since he cannot, reader, look Not...
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The Autobiography of John Britton: Personal and literary memoir of the ...

John Britton, T. E. Jones - 1849
...was for gentle Shakspere cut ; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-do the life. Oh, could he but have drawn his 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 Auto-biography of John Britton: A descriptive account of the literary ...

John Britton, T. E. Jones - 1849
...was for gentle Shakspere cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-do the life. Oh, could he but have drawn his 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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A pilgrimage to Stratford-upon-Avon [signed C.V.G.].

Charles Vaughan Grinfield - 1850
...phrenologically * " This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife, With Nature, to outdo the life ; O could...he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he had hit His face, the print would then surpass—&c." BJ as if it had been adapted to the poet,—a...
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A pilgrimage to Stratford-upon-Avon: the birthplace of Shakspeare ...

Charles Vaughan Grinfield - Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 1850 - 52 pages
...phrenologica " This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife, With Nature, to outdo the life ; O could...he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he had hit His face, the print would then surpass—Sec." BJ s if it had been adapted to the poet,—a...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1876
...read them, which makes the allusion more interesting. Jonson laments that the graver could not " draw his wit as well in brass as he hath hit his face," and then adds :— " But, since he cannot, Reader, looke Not on his Picture, but his Booke." Which...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Old Copies, and by the ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 884 pages
...was for gentle Shakespeare cut ; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-do the life : 0, 53 Print would then surpass All, that was ever writ in brass. But since he cannot, Reader, look Not at...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1853
...It was for gentle Shakspeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to outdo the life : 0 could he but have drawn his 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 Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853
...was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-do the life : 0, could he but have drawn his 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 at...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

History - 1853
...The ngurc thnt thon here seest put It was for gentle Shakspeare cut i Wherein the graver hod s etrlfe With nature to out-do the life. O, could he but have drawn hie wit AB well in brass, as he has hit Hie face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ...
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