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" This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle SHAKESPEARE cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life : O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that... "
The governess in Egypt. Harem life in Egypt and Constantinople - Page 7
by Emmeline Lott - 1865
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Chamber's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ...

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Authors, English - 1876
...first edition of his works, 1633. This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare nE hFZ}C - $ X 8 Z7 4 ~ Z* y; qk Bte >Z J ćx W : О could he but have drawn his wit, As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the print would then...
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The American Bibliopolist, Volume 5

American literature - 1873
...adopted also in later editions. "This figure that thou here scest put, It was fur gentle Shakcspeir cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. O could he but have drawn bis wit As well in brass, as he has hit His face, the ptint would then surpass All that was ever writ...
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Shakespeare's Home

Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 1877 - 80 pages
...cut ; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-doo the life. OI could he but have drawne his wit As well in brass as he hath hit His Face, the Print would then surpasse All that was ever writ in brass. But since he cannot, reader, looke Not on...
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The Overland Monthly

West (U.S.) - 1886
...praise^too much." Of Shakspere's wit, Ben writes under one of the portraits : " Oh, could he , the engraver but have drawn his wit, As well in brass as he hath hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass." From the encomium written by Jonson and...
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

Bret Harte, Making of America Project - West (U.S.) - 1886
...too much." Of Shakspere's wit, Ben writes under one of the portraits : "Oh, could he i the engraver] but have drawn his wit, As well in brass as he hath hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass." rrom the encomium written by Jonson and...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 117

Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1865
...(v. 105), as translated from them : * This recalls Ben Jonson on ' Shakspeare's Portrait:' 4 O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he has hit His face, the print would then surpass All that was ever writ iu brass.' ' Leporem venator...
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William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

Samuel Schoenbaum - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 384 pages
...Shakespeare, identify the sitter: This figure, that thou there seest put It was for Shakespear's Consort cut Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature to outdo the Life O had he Her Complexion shewn As plain as He's the outline Drawn The plate, believe me, woud surpass...
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English Renaissance Poetry: a Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton To... (p)

John Edward Williams - Poetry - 1990 - 416 pages
...it and you again. TO THE READER This figure that them here sccst put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature,...wit As well in brass as he hath hit His face the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass. But since he cannot, Reader, look Not on...
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Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare

James S. Shapiro - Drama - 1991 - 203 pages
...following ten-line poem, by Ben Jonson: This figure, that thou seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With Nature, to outdo the life; Oh, could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face; the print would then...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...title page [see pi. 52], he assured of the engraver's fidelity to truth: O could he [the engraver] but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face . . . Again how one wishes that assurance might be trusted a little more, for it is only from that...
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