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" tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like gods. The best of men That e'er wore earth about him, was a sufferer; A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit : The first true gentleman, that ever... "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 283
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1808 - 484 pages
...Patience ! why, 'tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like gods. — The best of men That e'er...tranquil spirit ; The first. true gentleman that ever breath'd. THE SECOND PART OF THE HONEST WHORE. BY THOMAS DECKER. Bella/rant, a reclaimed Harlot, recounts...
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The Ancient British Drama ...

Walter Scott - English drama - 1810
...Patience, my lord ! Why, 'tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like gods. The best of men That e'er wore...The first true gentleman, that ever breathed. The stock of patience, then, caunot be poor ; All it desires it has ; what monarch more ? It is the greatest...
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The Ancient British Drama ...

Walter Scott - English drama - 1810 - 614 pages
...Patience, my lord ! Why, 'tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like gods. The best of men That e'er wore...tranquil spirit : The first true gentleman, that ever hrcathed. The stock of patience, then, cannot be poor; All it desires it has ; what monarch more ?...
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The Ancient British Drama: In Three Volumes

English drama - 1810
...'tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven; It makes men look like godĽ. The best of men That e'er wore earth about him, was...The first true gentleman, that ever breathed. The stock of patience, then, cannot be poor; ЛИ к desires it has ; what monarch more ? It is the greatest...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1813 - 484 pages
...Patience ! why, 'tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like gods. — The best of men That e'er...tranquil- spirit ; The first true gentleman that ever breath'd. THE SECOND PABT OF THE HONEST WHORE. BY THOMAS DECKERJ Bellafront, a reclaimed Harlot, recounts...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1813 - 484 pages
...Patience ! why, 'tis the soul of peace : Of all the virtues, 'tis nearest kin to heaven ; It makes men look like gods. — The best of men That e'er wore earth about him was a Sufferer, A soff, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit ; The first true gentleman that ever breath'd. THE SECOND...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 215

1924
...nearest kin to heaven, It makea men look like gods. The beat of men That e'er wore earth about him was e sufferer, A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil...spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breathed.' " Thus Bullen, with a well-balanced judgment, defines the qualities and the limitations of Dekker....
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 1

Henry Southern - 1820
...there is none which can truly harm us. Virtue makes even the deeper impression when it is afflicted. " The best of men, that e'er wore earth about him, was a sufferer." In viewing images of greatness and of anguish, our hearts are, at once, elevated and softened — they...
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The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 1

1820
...there is none which can truly harm us. Virtue makes even the deeper impression when it is afflicted. " The best of men, that e'er wore earth about him, was a sufferer." In viewing images of greatness and of anguish, our hearts are, at once, elevated and softened—they...
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Lectures Chiefly on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth ...

William Hazlitt - English drama - 1821 - 218 pages
...Elizabeth (whatever might be their belief) one of whom says of him,> with a boldness equal to its piety : " The best of men That e'er wore earth about him, was...spirit ; The first true gentleman that ever breathed." This was old honest Deckar, and the lines ought to embalm his memory to every one who has a sense either...
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