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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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Life of Sir Walter Raleigh: Founded on Authentic and Original Documents ...

Patrick Fraser Tytler - 1844 - 412 pages
...MERMAID! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle name, 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 Mr Collier in his History of English Dramatic Poetry, and...
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The Indicator: A Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside

Leigh Hunt - 1845
...Mermaid! 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,...Wit, able enough to justify the town For three days past,—wit, that might warrant be For the whole city to talk foolishly Till that were cancelled, and...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1845 - 218 pages
...things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one from whence they came...in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest * So in Rochester's epigram : — " Slernhold and Hopkins had great qualms, When they translated David's...
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Table talk: opinions on books, men, and things

William Hazlitt - Table-talk - 1845
...to die a natural death : the race is nearly extinct of itself, and can do little more good or harm ! Then when there hath been thrown Wit able enough to...warrant be For the whole city to talk foolishly.!" I cannot say the same of the S , though it stands on classic ground, and is connected by local tradition...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 229 pages
...things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one from whence they came...in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest • So in Rochester's epigram :— " Siernhold and Hopkins had great qualms, When they transtated David's...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 5-8

Great Britain - 1845
...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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Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 4-6

History - 1845
...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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Titan: A Monthly Magazine..., Volume 1

James Hogg - 1845
...' So nimble and so full of subtle flame. As if Umt every one from whom they came Hod meant to 'piH his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Ofhisdulllife.1 ' I was all ear to hear,' and took in jests < whj * Such of the descendants of Jacob...
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The Indicatior: a Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside

Leigh Hunt - 1845
...best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! 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, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of...
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Glances at Life in City and Suburb ...: 2nd Series

Cornelius Webbe - 1845 - 376 pages
...smoothed with Canary ?—Then ' what things were not seen And done, at the Mermaid ? Hard words that were 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, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of...
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