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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 dull life. "
John Ford - Page iv
by John Ford - 1888 - 471 pages
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1750
...Reft, Held up at Tennis, •which Men do the bejl With the left Gamejlers. What things have wefeen Done at the Mer-maid ! heard Words that have been So nimble and fo full of fubtle Flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole Wit...
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Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Early English Poet: Including ..., Volume 2

William Godwin - Great Britain - 1804
...the convivial meetings he had been accustomed to hold with Shakespear, Fletcher and Jonson. gay and What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard...subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they cam«v Had meant to put his whole wit in ajest> And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher, Volume 2

Ben Jonson - 1811
...best With the best gamesters. What things have we seeii Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that hare been So nimble and so full of subtle flame, As if...Had meant to 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...
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Life of Francis Beaumont. Life of John Fletcher. Prefaces. Commendatory ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1811
...saw you ; for wit is like a rest Held up at tennis,5 which men do the best With the best gamesters: what things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame/ As if that every one- from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher ..., Volume 2

Ben Jonson - 1811
...themselves; • " For wit is like a res/, Held up at tennis, which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that hare been So nimble and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant...
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: In Fourteen Volumes: with an ..., Volume 1

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1812 - 14 pages
...a rest, With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Held up at tennis, which men do the best Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle flame, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, As if that every one from whence they came And had resolved...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama (Comedy) - 1872 - 196 pages
...saw you ; for wit is like a rest Held up at tennis, which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,...
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The Works of Ben Jonson, Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...them, Beaumont fondly lets his thoughts wander, in his letter to Jonson, from the country. — — " What things have we seen, Done at the MERMAID ! heard...so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest," &c. Fairer prospects now began to open on...
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Shakespeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Dramatists, English - 1817
...! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, &c." * For the expression " wit-combats," in this interesting passage, we must refer to Fuller, who,...
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Memoirs of Mr. John Tobin ...

John Tobin, Elizabeth Benger - History - 1820 - 444 pages
...up at Tennis —*• which men do the best With the best gamesters. — What things have we see1!* Done at the Mermaid — heard words that have been...in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest In a moral view the advantages resulting from this order of things is equally apparent : between partners...
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