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" 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 hath hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that... "
The governess in Egypt. Harem life in Egypt and Constantinople - Page 7
1865
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Shakespeare's Home

Washington Irving, Frederick William Fairholt - Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 1877 - 80 pages
...cut ; Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-doo the life. OI could he but have drawne his wit As well in brass as he hath hit His Face, the Print would then surpasse All that was ever writ in brass. But since he cannot, reader, looke Not on...
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The Overland Monthly

1886
...praise^too much." Of Shakspere's wit, Ben writes under one of the portraits : " Oh, could he , the engraver 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." From the encomium written by Jonson and...
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

Bret Harte - West (U.S.) - 1886
...too much." Of Shakspere's wit, Ben writes under one of the portraits : "Oh, could he i the engraver] 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." rrom the encomium written by Jonson and...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 117

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1865
...105), as translated from them : — * This recalls Ben Jonson on ' Shakspeare's Portrait:' — 1 0 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 iu brass.' ' Leporom venator...
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William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

Samuel Schoenbaum - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 384 pages
...Shakespeare, identify the sitter: This figure, that thou there seest put It was for Shakespear's Consort cut Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature to outdo the Life O had he Her Complexion shewn As plain as He's the outline Drawn The plate, believe me, woud surpass...
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English Renaissance Poetry: a Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton To... (p)

John Edward Williams - English poetry - 1963 - 358 pages
...it and you again. TO THE READER This figure that them here sccst put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature,...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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Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare

James S. Shapiro - Drama - 1991 - 203 pages
...following ten-line poem, by Ben Jonson: This figure, that thou seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With Nature, to outdo the life; Oh, could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face; the print would then...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...title page [see pi. 52], he assured of the engraver's fidelity to truth: O could he [the engraver] but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face . . . Again how one wishes that assurance might be trusted a little more, for it is only from that...
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Other Voices, Other Views: Expanding the Canon in English Renaissance Studies

Helen Ostovich, Mary V. Silcox, Graham Roebuck - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 324 pages
...judge a book by its cover, or at least by its title page illustration: O, could he but have drawne his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the Print would then surpasse AH, that was ever writ in brasse. But, since he cannot, Reader, looke Not...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

Cross, William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...HERE SEEST PUT, IT WAS FOR GENTLE SHAKESPEARE CUT; WHEREIN THE GRAVER HAD A STRIFE WITH NATURE, то Incorporated PRINT WOULD THEN SURPASS ALL, THAT WAS EVER WRIT IN BRASS. BUT, SINCE HE CANNOT, READER, LOOK, NOT...
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