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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: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward jlourishes, Be brief. [Hamlet II ii 90] Know your listeners 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 869] Speak with authority When he speaks the air, a chartered libertine,...
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1001 Smartest Things Ever Said

Steven Price - Reference - 2005 - 368 pages
...opportunity. —Omar Ihn Al-Halif Anywhere is walking distance, if you've got the time. — Steven Wright A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it. — William Shakespeare Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. — Benjamin Spock I would...
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Shakespeare And Comedy: Arden Critical Companions

Robert Maslen - Drama - 2005 - 270 pages
...sensitivity to the nature and situation of one's interlocutors rather than a singular. Herculean eloquence. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it. never in the tongue / Of him that makes it'. Rosaline points out (5.2.852-4). echoing the view of the rhetorician Thomas Wilson that 'the measuryng...
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1001 Funniest Things Ever Said

Steven D. Price - Humor - 2006 - 342 pages
...item is indeed funny if the person doesn't find it so. It just won't work, for as Shakespeare put it, "a jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears...it, never in the tongue of him that makes it." Then too, never tell someone that he or she has no sense of humor. We can tolerate almost every kind of...
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The Films of Kenneth Branagh

Samuel Crowl - Performing Arts - 2006 - 204 pages
...exchange with Berowne when she sends him off to amuse the speechless sick so that he might learn that a "jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5. 2.86 1 863). Branagh's Berowne, a bit of a 1930s sport with a mustache and sandy lock of hair dangling...
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Secretly Inside: A Novel

Hans Warren, S. J. Leinbach - Fiction - 2006 - 99 pages
...:h and poor encounter different bundles of jokes and may hear very differei essages in a given joke. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.141 oes the joke corpus tell us about the legal culture? o these stories give us a reliable reading...
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Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture

Marc Galanter - Humor - 2006 - 429 pages
...and poor encounter different bundles of jokes and may hear very different messages in a given joke. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.141 Does the joke corpus tell us about the legal culture? Do these stories give us a reliable reading...
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Love's Labours Lost

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2007 - 168 pages
...in the throat of death? It cannot be; it is impossible: Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. ROSALINE Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Deaf d with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And I...
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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 304 pages
...Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. (855-57) That impossibility, it turns out, is precisely her point: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (861-63) The structure of Rosaline's test corresponds quite closely to the circumstances of The Winter's...
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Voice in Motion: Staging Gender, Shaping Sound in Early Modern England

Gina Bloom - Drama - 2007 - 277 pages
...Labour's Lost when she teaches Biron that even the best verbal art depends for its success upon listeners: "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.838-40). But of all Shakespeare's plays, it is the late plays — widely viewed by critics as...
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