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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative to the ... - Page 110
by Richard Ryan - 1826 - 305 pages
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1816
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances: Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides* tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." " His name," says Lord Clarendon,"...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances: Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in. bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." " His name," says Lord Clarendon,"...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...was built far higher in learning, solid but slow in his performances, Shakspeare, like the latter, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." Fuller, vol. ii. p. 415. These "...
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The Indicator, Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1820
...higher in learning : solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." This is a happy simile, with the...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1821
...was built far higher in learning, solid but slow in his performances, Shakspeare, like the latter, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention.' Fuller, vol. ii. p. 415. " These...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as ..., Volume 51

...far higher in learning — solid, hut slow in his performances : Shakspeare, like the latter, less in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." Who that now sips his Claret at...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - Philosophy of mind - 1822
...in learning ; solid, but " slow in his performances. Shakspc are, with the English man of war, '• lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack " about and lake advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit " and invention."* I before observed, that...
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The Life of Shakespeare: Enquiries Into the Originality of His ..., Volume 1

Augustine Skottowe - Dramatists, English - 1824
...was built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances ; Shakspeare, like the latter, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." This farfetched simile of the quaint...
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The life of Shakspeare; enquiries into the originality of his dramatic plots ...

Augustine Skottowe - 1824
...was built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances ; Shakspeare, like the latter, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." This farfetched simile of the quaint...
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Curiosities of literature. (Repr. of the 7th ed.).

Isaac Disraeli - Literature - 1824
...far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with an English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. •> Had these "Wit-combats,"...
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