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" had a strife With Nature to outdo the life : O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the portrait would then surpass All that was ever writ in "
The English Governess in Egypt: Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople - Page 163
by Emmeline Lott - 1867 - 312 pages
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William Shakespeare: A Literary Biography

Karl Elze - Dramatists, English - 1888 - 587 pages
...says:— This figure, that tliou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-do the life: O, could...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, Header, look Not on...
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The Tale of the Shakspere Epitaph

1888 - 227 pages
...seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife with Nature to outdoo the life: O, could he but have drawn his wit As well in brasse as he hath hit His face, the Print would then surpasse All, that was ever writ in brasse. But,...
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Cathcart's Literary Reader: A Manual of English Literature : Being Typical ...

George Rhett Cathcart - American literature - 1892 - 541 pages
...SHAKESPEARE THIS rigure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With Nature, to outdo the life : 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 in brass : But since he can not,...
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Under Salisbury Spire in the Days of George Herbert: The Recollections of ...

Emma Marshall - English fiction - 1890 - 344 pages
...THE READER. ' This figure that thou 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 on brass, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass. But...
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Poets on Poets

Lady Jane Maria Grant Strachey, Lady Strachey (Jane Maria) - English poetry - 1894 - 324 pages
...Reader. TH:S 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 has hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass : But since he cannot,...
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The Poet's Praise: From Homer to Swinburne

Estelle (Körner) Davenport Adams - English poetry - 1894 - 407 pages
...are, etc. 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 has hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass : But since he cannot,...
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Shakespeare's True Life

James Walter - 1896 - 395 pages
...was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-do the life. Oh, could he 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. But since he cannot, Reader, look Not on...
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British Anthologies, Volume 5

Edward Arber - English poetry - 1899
...SHAKESPEARE. 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. O, could...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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Shakespeare in Art

Sadakichi Hartmann - 1900 - 361 pages
...well: " 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 : O, could he but have drawn his wit As well in Brasse as he hath bit His face : the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brasse. But...
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Shakespeare in art

Sadakichi Hartmann - Drama - 1900 - 371 pages
...well: " This figure, that them here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Graver had a strife With nature, to outdo the life: O, could he but have drawn his wit As well in Brasse as he hath bit Mis face: the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brasse. But...
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