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" had a strife With Nature to outdo the life : O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the portrait would then surpass All that was ever writ in "
The English Governess in Egypt: Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople - Page 163
by Emmeline Lott - 1867 - 312 pages
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, David Patrick - Authors, English - 1901
...was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to outdo the life : О 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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Shakespeare's homeland: sketches of Stratford-upon-Avon, the forest of Arden ...

William Salt Brassington - Biography & Autobiography - 1903 - 356 pages
...Jonson's. " 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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Shakespeare and the rival poet: displaying Shakespeare as a satirist and ...

Arthur Acheson - 1903 - 360 pages
...fceftput, It was for gentle Shakfffeare cut 5 Wherein the VT,-had a ftrifc With y^ature, to out-doe the Life: O, could he but have drawn his Wit As well in 'Brajle, as he has hit His Face ; thcTnnt would then furpailc All, that was ever writ in *Brajie But...
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Publications [and Papers], Volume 13

Shakespeare Society of New York - 1903
...feeftput, It was for gentle Sbatyfpeare cut; i the Grayer had a ftrifc Wherein With Stature, to out-doe the Life: O, could he but have drawn his Wit As well in c BraJ!e > as he has hit His Face; thcTnnt would then lurpaflc All, that was ever writ in 'Brafie But...
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The World's Best Poetry: Descriptive narrative; [introductory essay] What's ...

Bliss Carman, John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - Poetry - 1904
...SHAKESPEARE. 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 at...
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The Works of William Shakespeare ... [device], Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Arthur Henry Bullen, Henry Davey, Jean Jules Jusserand, Robert Seymour Bridges, Henry Charles Beeching, Edmund Kerchever Chambers, Marion Harry Spielmann - 1904 - 2 pages
...Reader. This figure that thou here see'st 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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The Works of William Shakespeare...

William Shakespeare, Arthur Henry Bullen, Henry Davey, Jean Jules Jusserand, Robert Seymour Bridges, Henry Charles Beeching, Edmund Kerchever Chambers, Marion Harry Spielmann - Drama - 1907 - 623 pages
...near, they almost conquer in the strife. As for the concluding lines, many parallels might be found: O 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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Shakespeare's England

William Winter - England - 1910 - 344 pages
...Folio. THIS FIGURE, THAT THOU HERE SEEST PUT, IT WAS FOR GENTLE SHAKESPEARE CUT; WHEREIN THE GRAVER HAD A STRIFE WITH NATURE, TO OUT-DO THE LIFE: O, COULD HE BUT HAVE DRAWN HIS WIT ALL THAT WAS EVER WRIT IN BRASS. BUT SINCE HE CANNOT, READER, LOOK AS WELL IN BRASS AS HE HATH HIT...
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Poems of sorrow, death and immortality

Poetry - 1912
...EDITION, 1623 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 at...
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