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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 236
by William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1817
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...wild laughter in the throat of It cannot be; it is impossible: Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ros. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. SONG. Spring. When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white, And cuckoo-buds...
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The Anatomy of Melancholy,: In which the Kinds, Causes, Consequences, and ...

Robert Burton - Melancholy - 1824 - 339 pages
...they are dry, barren, straminious, dull, and heavy ; and, indeed, " The influence Of a gibing spirit is begot of that loose grace Which shallow laughing...hears it ; never in the tongue Of him that makes it." Leo the Tenth was a character of this unami* " There cannot," says Lord Shaftesbury, in his essay on...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - Drama - 1824
...; it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Kin. Why.that'sthewaytochokeagibingspirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which...fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that Dears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, DeaPd with the clamours...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...touch her whoever dare ; I'll bring mine action on' the proudest he That stops my way in Padua. WIT. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. So, get you hence in peace ; and tell the Dauphin, His jest will savour but of shallow wit, When thousands...
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The Plays, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - 1824
...begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lias in the ear • Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dearf groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And...
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The Philomathic journal

Philomathic institution - 1824
...SHAKSPEARE.—"Love's Labour's Lost." malice which such " idle scorns" are likely to produce, seeing that— " A jest's prosperity lies in the ear : Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it." Byron was doomed to endure a strange destiny. He appeared as the great luminary of our literary hemisphere,...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, Part 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1824 - 830 pages
...begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies i'.i the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Dcafd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, Andl will...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - 1834
...impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ros. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, W hose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow...hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (a) See ante, p. 28. (6) Rawley. and with others, who, powerful when he was nothing, might have blighted...
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The works of Shakspeare: from the text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, Isaac Reed, George Steevens - Drama - 1825 - 896 pages
...that's the way to choke a gibing spirit. Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which (hallow udy. Bat, I pray D^aTd with the clamours of their owu dear groans, Will hear roar idle scorns, continue then, And I...
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