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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 Works of Shakespear in Eight Volumes: The Genuine Text (collated with ... - Page 285
by William Shakespeare - 1747
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Shakespeare and Language

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2004 - 294 pages
...that an audience's listening necessatily complements the actors oral art, that A jest's prospetity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it ... In the Phaedrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a wtirten manual,...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...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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Shakespeare And Comedy: Arden Critical Companions

Robert Maslen - Drama - 2005 - 270 pages
...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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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 272 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. (v. 11.846-51) As with love poetry, the problem is to communicate - in this case, to give delight -...
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1001 Smartest Things Ever Said

Steven Price - Reference - 2005 - 368 pages
...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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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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