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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Eight Volumes: With the Corrections and ... - Page 222
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson - 1765
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The works of Shakspere, revised from the best authorities: with a ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1843
...influence is begot of that loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Then, if sicklv ears, Deafed with the clamours of their own deargroans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Dramatic works of Shakespeare: the text of the first edition, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, John Heminge, Henry Condell - 1885
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, DeaPd with the clamours of their own dear groans,3 Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the ...

David Richman - Drama - 1990 - 197 pages
...moved and delighted. He has Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost admonish Berowne: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (5.2.849-51) In The Comedy of Errors, Antipholus of Syracuse rebukes both Dromios for jesting when...
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The Lady Vanishes: Subjectivity and Representation in Castiglione and Ariosto

Valeria Finucci - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 329 pages
...proprium of Man as animal rationale. Umberto Eco, A Theory of Semiosis , 59 A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it. Shakespeare, Love's Labor's Lost, V, 2 MY ARGUMENT IN the preceding two chapters has been that...
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 164 pages
...Horatio" or Edgar's "Ripeness is all," and sometimes portentous utterances like these: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (Love's Labour's Lost V.ii. 871-73) The ample proposition that hope makes In all designs begun on earth...
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The Soul of Wit: Joke Theory Fromm Grimm to Freud

Carl Dale Hill - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 244 pages
...claim that the success of the Witzarheit can onlv be judged by a third person. 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it' ( 144). The inherent intersubjectivity of the joke becomes essential in the process ofEvleiebterung....
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Recollections of Abraham Lincoln

Ward Hill Lamon - History - 1994 - 337 pages
...man was readier than he to acknowledge the force of Shakespeare's famous lines, " A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it; never in the tongue Of him that makes it." Mr. Lincoln's stories were generally told with a welldefined purpose, to cheer the drooping spirits...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...influence is begot ofthat loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity ff he threw: Then threw he down himself, and all their lives That by indictment sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

William Shakespeare - Performing Arts - 1997 - 120 pages
...all the fierce endeavour of your wit To enforce the pained impotent to smile. is A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Then, if sickly ears, Deafed with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder: Essays on the Early Comedies

Michael J. Collins - Drama - 1997 - 249 pages
...up others. Rosaline hopes that Berowne will come to discover for himself that "a jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.861-63). She calls his jests "idle scorns" and twice refers to his "gibing spirit" as a "fault,"...
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