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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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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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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies

Penny Gay - Literary Criticism - 2008
...offering a word to cheer others is more important than enjoying the sound of one's own witty remarks 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 demonstrates the emotional limitations of a culture in which men are encouraged,...
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