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" With the best gamesters : what things have we seen Done at the Mermaid; heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a... "
The Shakspere allusion-book: a collection of allusions to Shakspere from ... - Page xxvii
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Essays

Leigh Hunt - 1841 - 79 pages
...With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! Hard words that have been Bo nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they enmo Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest. And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of...
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The works of Beaumont & Fletcher, with notes and a memoir by A. Dyce

Francis Beaumont - 1843
...would frequently engage ; " What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that...Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then when there hath been thrown Wit able enough...
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William Shakspere: a biography, Book 1

Charles Knight - 1843 - 542 pages
...things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then when there hath been thrown Wit able enough...
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The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New ..., Volume 11

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - Drama - 1846
...Both the folios " men ". 0 tnaiit hvu»c-jestl "ie the chief standine family-jest, which has descended As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then when there hath been throw n Wit able enough...
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Shakespeare [sic] and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ...

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1843 - 660 pages
...heard words that have been So nimble, and ко full of subtle llame, As if that every one from whom they came. Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest," &c. : For the expression "wit-combats," in this interesting passage, we must refer to Fuller, who....
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Cyclopædia of English literature

Robert Chambers - 1844
...With the be*t gamesters : what things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ; heard words that have been mole, To raise him hillocks that shall keep him warm,...thence, that's foe to men, For with his nails he'l lifs : then when there had been thrown Wit able enough to justify the town For three days past ; wit...
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Life of Sir Walter Raleigh: founded on authentic and original documents ...

Patrick Fraser Tytler - 1844 - 412 pages
...Jonson from the country, — " What things have we seen Done at the MERMAID! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." In a tract, by Thomas Middleton, quoted by...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: The Text Formed from an Entirely ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1844
...addressing Ben Jonson : — ." What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." The Mitre, in Fleet Street, seems to have...
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A New Spirit of the Age, Volume 1

Richard H. Horne - Authors, English - 1844 - 8 pages
...more numerous. J BEV. S. SMITH— A, FONBLANQUE, AND DOUGLAS JERROLD. L " Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." BBAUMOKT. " His fine wit Makes such a wound,...
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The Works of William Shakspeare: The Text Formed from an Intirely ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1844
...addressing Ben Jonson : — •" What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." " which two I behold like a Spanish great...
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