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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
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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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - Drama - 1847
...in the throat of death ? It cannot be ; it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ros. worse than none : better have none Than plural faith,...by one. Thou counterfeit to thy true friend ! Pro. Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans. Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And...
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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the ...

David Richman - Drama - 1990 - 197 pages
...emotional state to be moved and delighted. He has Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost admonish Berowne: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (5.2.849-51) In The Comedy of Errors, Antipholus of Syracuse rebukes both Dromios for jesting when...
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The Lady Vanishes: Subjectivity and Representation in Castiglione and Ariosto

Valeria Finucci - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 329 pages
...of laughing was the proprium of Man as animal rationale. Umberto Eco, A Theory of Semiosis , 59 A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it. Shakespeare, Love's Labor's Lost, V, 2 MY ARGUMENT IN the preceding two chapters has been that...
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All of Shakespeare

Drama - 1993 - 424 pages
...but he agrees with Rosaline's serious plan of reformation. She speaks the essential wisdom of comedy: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (862-64) This social theory of comedy is essentially confirmed by Holofernes' earlier comment to Berowne,...
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The Soul of Wit: Joke Theory Fromm Grimm to Freud

Carl Dale Hill - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 244 pages
...to substantiate his claim that the success of the Witzarheit can onlv be judged by a third person. 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it' ( 144). The inherent intersubjectivity of the joke becomes essential in the process ofEvleiebterung....
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 164 pages
...heaven and earth, Horatio" or Edgar's "Ripeness is all," and sometimes portentous utterances like these: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (Love's Labour's Lost V.ii. 871-73) The ample proposition that hope makes In all designs begun on earth...
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Recollections of Abraham Lincoln

Ward Hill Lamon - History - 1994 - 337 pages
...retaildealer." No man was readier than he to acknowledge the force of Shakespeare's famous lines, " A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it; never in the tongue Of him that makes it." Mr. Lincoln's stories were generally told with a welldefined purpose, to cheer the drooping spirits...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...soul in agony. ROSALINE. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot ofthat ᅑSR 'EW C (u r 1c ab hXE ,! U-F Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And...
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

William Shakespeare - Performing Arts - 1997 - 120 pages
...task shall be With all the fierce endeavour of your wit To enforce the pained impotent to smile. is A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears...tongue Of him that makes it. Then, if sickly ears, Deafed with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, 20 And...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - Drama - 1981 - 248 pages
...over; for a twelvemonth he must visit 'the speechless sick' and make them smile. Rosaline's homily, 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it' (859-61) is not only good moral sense but a sound articulation of the importance of plain talk in Shakespeare...
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