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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 Works of Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb - English literature - 1852 - 648 pages
...their meaning when they speak. It is indeed hard to hit : " Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one dajOr nings as these the old lady was accustomed to defend her favourite pastime. expressions would be wanting. BEN JONSON. The Case it Altered. — The passion for wealth | has worn...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...win, or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, (Which way soever men refer it,) ts opprest, Th' impending woe eat heavy on his breast, In summons straight his d If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferr'd Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical ..., Page 109, Volume 2

John Milton - 1853
...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. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferr'd Thy paranymph,1 worthless to thee...
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 2

John Milton, George Gilfillan - 1853
...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. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferr'd Thy paranymph,1 worthless to thee...
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The Works of Walter Savage Landor...

Walter Savage Landor - 1853
...tain or lonp inherit ; But what it is, is hard to say, Harder to Ml, Which way soever men refer it : Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. Never has Milton, in poetry or prose, written worse than this. The beginning of the second line is...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1854 - 522 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...BY BEN JONSON. The present humour to be followed. AITRELIA, PHffiNrxELLAjSJsfers ; their mother being lately dead. Aur. Room for a case of matrons, colour'...
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The Works of Charles Lamb: With a Sketch of His Life and Final ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd - English literature - 1855
...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 Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 491 pages
...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. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferred Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 570 pages
...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. If any of these, or all, the T1mnian bride Had not so soon preferred Thy paranymph, 2 worthless to...
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Rosamund Gray, Essays, Letters, and Poems

Charles Lamb - 1856 - 425 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 out...
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