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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... "
Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative to the ... - Page 250
by Richard Ryan - 1826 - 305 pages
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Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Early English Poet: Including ..., Volume 2

William Godwin - Great Britain - 1804
...put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then when there hath been thrown Wit, able* enough to justify...might warrant be For the whole city to talk foolishly *Itill that were cancell'd ; and', when that was CHAP. xxxvi. gone, , , . We left an air behind us...
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J. Beaumont, G. and P. Fletcher, F. Beaumont, Browne, Davenant, Habington ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...the town For three dales past, wit that might warrant be For the whole city to takr foolishly C, ' Till that were cancell'd, and when that was gone We left an aire behind us, which alone Was able to make the two next companies [wise : Right witty, though but...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher: Printed from ...

Ben Jonson - English drama - 1811
...put his whole tcit in 3.jcst, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then when there hath been thrown Wit able' enough to justify...For the whole city to talk foolishly 'Till that were canccll'd ; and when that was gone \ We left an air behind us, which alone Was able to make the two...
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Life of Francis Beaumont. Life of John Fletcher. Prefaces. Commendatory ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1811
...put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then when there hath been thrown Wit able enough to justify...three days past : wit that might warrant be For the whde city to talk foolishly 'Till that were cancell'd : and when that was gone. We left an air behind...
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: In Fourteen Volumes: with an ..., Volume 1

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1812 - 14 pages
...to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life; then when there hath been thrown Wit able enough to justify...For the whole city to talk foolishly Till that were cancelled ; and when that was gone We left an air behind us, which alone of faith in the testimony...
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The Indicator, Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1820
...his whole wit in a jest, ' i And had resolved lo live a tool the rest Of his dull life. Then, when there hath been thrown Wit, able enough to justify...that might warrant be .•'.,' For the whole city to talL. foolishly • , . • ,” ., i Till that were cancelled, a;id when that was gone, , We left an...
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Memoirs of Mr. John Tobin ...

John Tobin - 1820 - 444 pages
...disposed to contemplate this poetical state of society, it Of his dull life. — Then when there had been thrown Wit able enough to justify the town For...that might warrant be, For the whole city to talk polishly, 'Till that were cancelled, and when that was gone, We left an air behind us — which alone...
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The flowers of literature, or, Encyclopędia of anecdote, a coll. by W. Oxberry

William Oxberry - 1822
...put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life. Then, when there hath been thrown Wit, able enough to justify...For the whole city to talk foolishly Till that were cancelled, and when that was gone, We left an air behind us, which alone , Was able to make the two...
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The Brighton gleaner; or, General repository of literary selections, general ...

English literature - 1823
...called the Mermaid, which was situated in Cornhill. There, as Beaumont tells us, ' hath been shewn Wit able enough to justify the town For three days past, — wit that might warrant For the whole city to talk foolishly Till that were cancell'd ; and when that was gone, We left an...
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Table Talk: Or, Original Essays on Men and Manners, Volume 2

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 401 pages
...exclaims Beaumont in his verses to Ben Jonson, " have we not seen done at the Mermaid! —— Then when there hath been thrown Wit able enough to justify...might warrant be For the whole city to talk foolishly !" I cannot say the same of the S , though it stands on classic ground, and is connected by local tradition...
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