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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 236
by William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1817
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 24

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 204 pages
...Rosaline rebukes him, that an audience's listening necessarily complements the actor's oral art, that A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. . . (v,ii, 851-3) In the PhaeJrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a written...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - Electronic books - 2002 - 344 pages
..."Many a true word is spoken in jest." — English proverb "Jesters do oft prove to be prophets." — "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it." — "They jest at scars, that never felt a wound." — Shakespeare "If you be a jester, keep your wit...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Alexander Leggatt - Drama - 2002 - 237 pages
...behavior of the lords, however well framed their styles, nonetheless falls short of genuine civility: "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.849-51). Civility and the pursuit of eloquence imagined as copious and embellished language, this...
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Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays

David Schalkwyk - Drama - 2002 - 262 pages
...'what distinguishes the individual from the type . . . arose from the situation, not the words'. '1' 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it' (5.2.848 50), Rosaline pointedly reminds Biron. She refers not only to the very diflerent context of...
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Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era

Samuel Crowl - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 254 pages
...exchange with Berowne 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" (5.2.861-63). Branagh's Berowne, a bit of a 19305 sport with a lock of hair dangling down over his...
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Better a Shrew Than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early ...

Pamela Allen Brown - Drama - 2003 - 263 pages
...subjects than does the status of the players or the texts they choose. As Rosaline says to Berowne, "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 5.2.861-63). The proliferating jests of cuckoldry do not simply reproduce gender...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2003 - 472 pages
...Rosaline rebukes him, that an audience's listening necessarily complements the actor's oral art, that A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it ... (v, ii, 85i-3) In the Phaedrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a written...
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Love's Labour's Lost (Sparklesoup Classics)

William Shakespeare - 2004
...in the throat of death? It cannot be; it is impossible; Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. ROSALINE. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...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 then, And I...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 272 pages
...difficult case. Her instruction to Berowne to 'jest a twelvemonth in an hospital' (v. ii. 859) is intended to choke a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot...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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Love's Labor's Lost

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...the throat of death? It cannot be, it is impossible. Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. 930 ROSALINE Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue 935 Of him that makes it. Then if sickly ears, Deafed with the clamors of their own dear groans, Will...
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