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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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The Autobiography of John Britton: Personal and literary memoir of the ...

John Britton, T. E. Jones - 1849
..." Heard words that had been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,...resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life." So in our sportive race of rivalry, each has evinced an eagerness to keep " a-head " of others, by...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1849
...whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life : then when there had been thrown Wit able enough to justify the town For three days past ; wit that might warrant Ъе For the whole city to talk foolishly Till that were cancelled ; and when that was gone, We left...
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Recollections of a literary life: or Books, places and people

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1851 - 558 pages
...heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one, from whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,...rest Of his dull life; then, when there hath been shown Wit able enough to justify the town For three days past; wit that might warrant oe For the whole...
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Shakspeare and His Friends: Or, The Golden Age of Merry England

Robert Folkestone Williams - Shakespeare in fiction, drama, poetry, etc - 1851 - 315 pages
...the watch. CHAPTER XXXIV. What things have we seen Done at THE MEHMAID : heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they camo Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest ! BEAUMONT. But that which most doth take my Muse and...
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Ben Jonson: To the First Folio

Richard Dutton - Drama - 1983 - 188 pages
...from the Country' (1616): 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. Later ages have shamelessly romanticised this piece...
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Simon and Schuster Crostics 116

Thomas H. Middleton - Games - 1996 - 64 pages
...have we seen, / Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been / So nimble, and so full of subtil 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. A Behind the B Eightball C Arrowhead D Unhealthful...
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Shakespeare's Globe Rebuilt

J. R. Mulryne, Margaret Shewring, Andrew Gurr - Architecture - 1997 - 192 pages
The rebuilding of the Globe theater (1599-1613) on London's Bankside, a few yards from the site of the playhouse in which many of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, must ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Elizabeth M. Knowles - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...have we seen, Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtil llame, As if that every one from whence they came, Had meant...resolved to live a fool, the rest Of his dull life. 'letter to lien Jonson' 14 Here are sands, ignoble things, Dropt from the ruined sides of kings; Here's...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
From Homer ("winged words") to Robert Burns ("Beware a tongue that's smoothly hung") to Rudyard Kipling ("Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind ...
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Epicene, Or, The Silent Woman

Ben Jonson - Drama - 2003 - 338 pages
...Mermaid? heard words that have been so nimble, & so full of subtil flame as if that every one from whom they came had meant to put his whole wit in a jest...been thrown wit able [enough] to justify the Town (H&S, 11, 375-6) As David Riggs observes: 'The feat of cleverness recalled in the last few lines aptly...
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