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" What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! Heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle flame As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life. "
The Jonson Allusion-book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 - Page 67
edited by - 1922 - 466 pages
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The life of Shakespeare: enquiries into the originality of his ..., Volume 1

Augustine Skottowe - Dramatists, English - 1824
...Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." * The best specimen of Shakspeare's extemporary wit, is his jocular epitaph on Mr. John Combe, who...
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Poetry and poets: a collection of the choicest anecdotes relative ..., Volume 3

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826
...With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ? Hard words that have .been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of...
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Poetry and poets: a collection of the choicest anecdotes relative to the ...

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826
...best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ? Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 3

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826
...? Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull lire. Then, where there hath been thrown Wit, able enough...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 11

Anecdotes - 1826
...Jonson, from the country: " What things have we seen Done at the MERMAID ? heard words that have been 80 nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." For the expression, " wit-combats," we must...
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The posthumous papers, facetious and fanciful, of a person lately about town

Cornelius Webbe - 1828 - 304 pages
...silence, at so many brilliant imaginations, and watch the striking out of their fiery sparks of wit, So nimble and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Ralegh with Some Account of the Period in ...

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1830 - 496 pages
...over abstruse discussion. " What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his wit in a jest," &c. * Gifford's Life of Ben Jonson, p. 65. prefixed...
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The Royal lady's magazine, and archives of the court of St. James's

Horticultural journal - 1832
...things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard works that have been So nimble and so full of subtile flame. As if that every one from whence they came....resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then, when there hath been thrown Wit able enough to justify the town For three days past , wit that might...
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The Irish penny magazine

...of their fiery sparks of wit, So nimble and BO full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of Ma dull life. ' I was all ear to hear,' and took in jests ' which might create a laugh under the ribs...
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The Indicator, and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1834
...best With the hest gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of...
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