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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 a life of the author by A. Chalmers ...

John Milton - 1881
...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, worthless to thee...
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Life, Letters, and Writings, Volume 4

Charles Lamb - 1882
...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. to confer a distinct gratification in itself, not considered...
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Imaginary Conversations: Dialogues of literary men (continued) Dialogues of ...

Walter Savage Landor - Imaginary conversations - 1883
...win or long inherit ; But what it is, is hard to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it : Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one shoidd musing sit. Never has Milton, in poetry or prose, written worse than this. The beginning of...
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The Art of the Stage as Set Out in Lamb's Dramatic Essays

Charles Lamb - Drama - 1885 - 276 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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LAMB'S DRAMATIC ESSAYS

PERCY FITZGERALD, M.A., F.S.A. - 1885
...learning of a new language to under.s stand 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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The Art of the Stage as Set Out in Lamb's Dramatic Essays

Charles Lamb, Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald - Drama - 1885 - 276 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 though one should musing ait. It is as if a being of pure intellect should take upon him to express the emotions of our sensitive...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1886 - 581 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 TimTiia.ii bride Had not so soon preferr'd Thy paranymph 1 worthless to...
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Poetical Works: Reprinted from the Chandos Poets. With Memoir, Explanatory ...

John Milton - 1886
...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 BO soon preferr'd Thy paranymph ' worthless to thee...
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The Dramatic Essays of Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb - Drama - 1891 - 265 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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Imaginary Conversations: Dialogues of literary men

Walter Savage Landor - Imaginary conversations - 1891
...'win or long inherit ; But what it is, is hard 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. Never has Milton, in poetry or prose, written worse than this. The beginning of the second line is...
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