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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative to the ... - Page 110
by Richard Ryan - 1826 - 305 pages
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Anglorum Speculum: Or The Worthies of England, in Church and State

Thomas Fuller - England - 1684 - 974 pages
...Learning ; folid, but flow in his performances ; whilft Shakefpeare (like an Englifh Man of War, lefs in bulk, but lighter in Sailing') could turn with all Tides, tack about, and take advantage of all Winds, by the quicknefs of his wit and invention. He dyed 16,. and was buried at Stratford....
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Polyanthos, Volume 1

1806
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow in 'his performances. Shakespeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but light<er in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take ftdvantage of all minds, by the quickness cú 4iis wit and invention. TITLES OF SoVEREIGNS....
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1807
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." . Had these " Wit-combats,"...
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Liber Facetiarum: Being a Collection of Curious and Interesting Anecdotes ...

Anecdotes - 1809 - 344 pages
...higher in 150 learning; solid, but slow in his performances-. Shakespear, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." Curiosities of Literature,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...higher in learning : solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The following particulars are transcribed...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 3

Enos Bronson - Literature, Modern - 1810
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performance. Shakspeare with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. He died anno Domini 1616, and was...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1814
...higher in learning; solid, but " slow in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English " man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could , • turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all " winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention."* I before observed, that the...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1872 - 196 pages
...the former, was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow, in his performances : Shakespeare, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The Poet kept up his interest in...
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The General biographical dictionary

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, ,with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The following particulars are transcribed...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1815
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take ail-. vantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and in-. vention." The following particulars...
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