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The Works of Shakespear in Eight Volumes: The Genuine Text (collated with ... - Page 285
by William Shakespeare - 1747
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1001 Funniest Things Ever Said

Steven D. Price - Humor - 2006 - 342 pages
...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
...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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Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture

Marc Galanter - Humor - 2006 - 429 pages
...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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Secretly Inside: A Novel

Hans Warren, S. J. Leinbach - Fiction - 2006 - 99 pages
...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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Love's Labours Lost

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2007 - 168 pages
...influence is begot of that loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the 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...
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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 304 pages
...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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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies

Penny Gay - Literary Criticism - 2008
...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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