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" To THE READER. This Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut ; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to outdo the life. "
The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature Containing an Account of ... - Page 1647
by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn - 1834
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1808
...verses addressed to his memory. •This figure that thou here seest put It was for gtntlc Shakespeare cut ; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to outdo the life. O, could he but bave drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the print would then surpass All that...
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Remarks on the life and writings of William Shakspeare

John Britton - 1814
...Droeshout, Sculspit, London ;" and on the opposite page are these lines by Ben Jonson, addressed "To the Reader." " This figure that thou here sees't put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature to outdoo the lue : ( ) , could he but...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 8

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...or sloth, Who makes the one, so it be first, makes both. XI.* ON THE PORTRAIT OF SHAKSPEARE. To THE READER. This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle SHAKSPEARE cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life : O could he but have...
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Shakespeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1817
...lr. Mann-. 1>ntefihoni. VitV the *r,ijjwm:: -^twution of its vcT^s:Tr.r;itn^c fron-. the TO TIJE READER. " THIS figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. O, could he but have...
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The juvenile tourist ; or, Excursions into the west of England: into the ...

John Evans - History - 1818 - 520 pages
...friend Mr. Robert Bloomfield: — This figure that thou hereseest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut ; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. O ! could he hut have drawn his wit, As well in brasse as he hath hit His face, the print would then surpasse All...
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A Biographical History of England: from Egbert the Great to the ..., Volume 2

James Granger - Great Britain - 1824
...thirty-one guineas, was in the possession of the late Thomas Hollis, esq. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. TO THE READER. " This figure that thou here seest put, It...; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-clo the life. O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he has hit His face ; the...
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The Universal review; or, Chronicle of the literature of all nations

1824
...likeness. " TO THE READEB. • ' Tbis figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut ; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature to outdo the life, O could he but have drawne the wit As well in brasse, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpasse All that...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1826 - 830 pages
...be considered as established. " This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakspeare cut; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life. 0 , could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass , as he hath hit His face , the jn int. woidd...
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An inquiry into the authenticity of various pictures and prints, which from ...

James Boaden - 1824 - 143 pages
...fronting this portrait, are too important not to require accurate quotation. FROM THE FOLIO 1623. TO THE READER. This Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-doo the life: U. could he but...
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An Inquiry Into the Authenticity of Various Pictures and Prints: Which, from ...

James Boaden - Art - 1824 - 206 pages
...fronting this portrait, are too important not to require accurate quotation. FROM THE FOLIO 1623. TO THE READER. This Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut ; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-doo the life: O, could he but...
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