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" You may as well go stand upon the beach, And bid the main flood bate his usual height ; You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Midsummer night's dream. Merchant of ... - Page 186
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1773
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The Bible in the Counting-house: A Course of Lectures to Merchants

Henry Augustus Boardman - Business ethics - 1853 - 408 pages
...stand upon the beach, And bid the main flood bate his usual height; You might as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb ; You might as well forbid the mountain pines To wag their high tops, and to make no noise, "When they are...
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The Bible in the Counting-house: A Course of Lectures to Merchants

Henry Augustus Boardman - Business ethics - 1853 - 408 pages
...stand upon the beach, And bid the main flood bate his usual height ; You might as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb ; You might as well forbid the mountain pines To wag their high tops, and to make no noise, When they are...
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The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853
...let their beds Be made as soft as yours, and let their palates 1 in fe : You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he' hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb. Be season'd with such viands ? You will answer, The slaves are ours. — So do I answer you : The pound...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 25

Christianity - 1853
...bleat for the lamb,' which is evidently meaningless ; the latter— ' You may as well use question with the wolf Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb ; ' which is not much better. The corrector supplies at least a better version, though it may be questioned...
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The text of Shakespeare vindicated from the interpolations and corruptions ...

Samuel Weller Singer - 1853 - 312 pages
...edition of Shakespeare, is far preferable, and of undisputed authority: You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb. P. 121. " The change of a word in the subsequent passage, seems, if not required, probable;— If thou...
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A cyclopædia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853
...discontent us. Coleridge. QUESTION. I PRAY you think you question with a Jew; You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb. Shakspere. In points of honour to be tried, Suppose the question not your own. Swift. O, impotent estate...
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The practical elocutionist

Conrad Hume Pinches - 1854
...go stand upon the beach. And bid the main flood bate his usual height ; You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb ; You may as well forbid the mountain pinea To wag their high tops, and to make no noise, When they are fretted with the gusts of heaven...
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A complete dictionary of poetical quotations: comprising the most excellent ...

John F. Addington - Reference - 1855 - 570 pages
...beaeh, And bid the main flood bate his usual height; You may as well use question with the wolf, f\'hy he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb; You may as well bid the mountain pines To wag their high tops, and to make no noise, When they are fretted with the...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

John F. Addington - Quotations, English - 1856 - 570 pages
...go stand upon the beaeh, And bid the main flood bate his usual height; You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb; You may as well bid the mountain pines To wag their high tops, and to make no noise, When they are fretted with the...
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Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1858
...go stand upon the beach, And bid the main flood bate his usual height ; You may as well use question with the wolf, Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb ' ; is the nominative case to " sways," " Master of passion " being, as it were, in parenthesis. The...
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