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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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A life of William Shakespeare

Sir Sidney Lee - Drama - 1917 - 756 pages
...run : 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...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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Jahrbuch der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Volume 4

1869
...Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-do the life: 0, could he but hate 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 Quarterly Review, Volume 117

Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1865
...(v. 105), as translated from them :— * This recalls Ben Jonson on ' Shakspeare's Portrait:'— 4 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 iu brass.' ' Leporem venator...
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English Renaissance Poetry: A Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton to Jonson

John Edward Williams - English poetry - 1963 - 358 pages
...READER This figure that them here sccst put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. O, could...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...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...title page [see pi. 52], he assured of the engraver's fidelity to truth: O could he [the engraver] but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face... Again how one wishes that assurance might be trusted a little more, for it is only from that engraving,...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...title page [see pi. 52], he assured of the engraver's fidelity to truth: O could he [the engraver] but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face... Again how one wishes that assurance might be trusted a little more, for it is only from that engraving,...
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Other Voices, Other Views: Expanding the Canon in English Renaissance Studies

Helen Ostovich, Mary V. Silcox, Graham Roebuck - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 324 pages
...judge a book by its cover, or at least by its title page illustration: O, could he but have drawne his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the Print would then surpasse AH, that was ever writ in brasse. But, since he cannot, Reader, looke Not...
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The Impact of Humanism

Margaret Lucille Kekewich - History - 2000 - 273 pages
...was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graven 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 on...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...GENTLE SHAKESPEARE CUT; WHEREIN THE GRAVER HAD A STRIFE WITH NATURE, TO OUT-DO THE LIFE: 0, COULD lIE rated PRINT WOULD THEN SURPASS ALL, THAT WAS EVER WRIT IN BRASS. BUT, SINCE HE CANNOT, READER, LOOK, NOT...
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The Shakespeare Game: The Mystery of the Great Phoenix

Ilya Gililov - Electronic books - 2003 - 500 pages
...depicting a real person but a "mask." Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to undo 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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