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" Strength, comeliness of shape, or amplest merit, That woman's love can win, or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it, Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. "
Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ... - Page 292
by Charles Lamb - 1813 - 484 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Volume 4

John Milton - 1826
...; and, to give these sentiments the greater weight, puts them into the mouth of the Chorus. NEWTON. Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferr'd Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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Memorials of Shakspeare: Or, Sketches of His Character and Genius

Nathan Drake - Dramatists, English - 1828 - 494 pages
...the learning of a new language to understand their meaning when they speak. It is indeed hard to hit: Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven...knowledge, but sympathetic expression would be wanting. WITH SIDNEY AND FLETCHER. ONE characteristic of the excellent old poets is their being able to bestow...
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Memorials of Shakespeare; or, Sketches of his character and genius, by ...

Nathan Drake - 1828
...the learning ot new language to understand their meaning wb they speak. It is indeed hard to hit: Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven...should take upon him to express the emotions of our senshw natures. There would be all knowledge, b sympathetic expression would be wanting. WITH SIDNEY...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1832
...or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it, 1015 Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. If any of these or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferr'd Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1835 - 412 pages
...learning of a new language to understand their meaning when they speak. It is indeed hard to hit : Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven...natures. There would be all knowledge, but sympathetic expressions would be wanting. '. BEN JONSON. The Cage is Altered. — The passion for wealth has worn...
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Rosamund Gray: Recollections of Christ's Hospital, Etc. Etc

Charles Lamb - 1835 - 356 pages
...the learning of a new language to understand their meaning when they speak. It is indeed hard to hit: Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven...natures. There would be all knowledge, but sympathetic expressions would be wanting. BEN JONSON. The Case is Altered.—The passion for wealth has worn out...
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Rosamund Gray: Recollections of Christ's Hospital, Etc. Etc

Charles Lamb - 1835 - 356 pages
...learning of a new language to understand their meaning when they speak. It is indeed hard to hit : Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven...should take upon him to express the emotions of our sensidve natures. There would be all knowledge, but sympathetic expressions would be wanting. BEN JONSON....
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The Prose Works of Charles Lamb, Volume 1

Charles Lamb - English literature - 1836
...learning of a new language to understand their meaning when they speak. It is indeed hard to hit : Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven...natures. There would be all knowledge, but sympathetic expressions would be wanting. BEN JONSON. The Case is Altered. — The passion for wealth has worn...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 5

1836
...long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit (Which way soever men refer it,) 1015 Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. If any of these or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferr'd Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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The Works of Charles Lamb: To which are Prefixed, His Letters, and ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd - 1838 - 476 pages
...learning of a new language to understand their meaning when they speak. It is, indeed, hard to hit : " Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven...natures. There would be all knowledge, but sympathetic expressions would be wanting. BEN JONSON. The Case is Altered. — The passion for wealth has worn...
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