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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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Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture

Marc Galanter - Humor - 2006 - 429 pages
...and poor encounter 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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Love's Labours Lost

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2007 - 168 pages
...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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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 304 pages
...Mirth cannot move a 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
...offering a word to 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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