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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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Gossip about portraits

Walter Francis Tiffin - 1867
...editions. " This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespear 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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Letters from Europe

John Wien Forney - Europe - 1867 - 406 pages
...was for gentle Shakspeare cnt; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature to outdo 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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Letters from Europe

John Wien Forney - 1867
...gentle Shakspeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature to outdo the life. Oh ! could he hut 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 Stratford Shakspere: Life of Shakspere by the editor. King John. King ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...was for gentle Shakespeare 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 had hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass. But, since he cannot,...
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The American Bibliopolist, Volume 5

American literature - 1873
...was for gentle Shakespear cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. О 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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The complete works of Shakspere, with a memoir, and essay, by Barry Cornwall ...

William Shakespeare, Bryan Waller Procter - 1870
...HEADER. This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare 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 has hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass : But since he cannot,...
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The epigrammatists: a selection from the epigrammatic literature of ancient ...

Henry Philip Dodd - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1870 - 587 pages
...PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE. Written nnder Martin Droueshont's engraving in the first edition of the Plnys. 0 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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Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom

Literature - 1870
...At ô si Effigiem mentis sic daret iste liber." Ben Jonson's lines— " O, could he but have drawne his wit As well in brass as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpasse All, that was ever wit in brass." but an expansion of the Latin couplet,...
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The works of Shakespeare: the text carefully restored according to ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1871
...READER. This Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to outdo 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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