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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 Monthly magazine, Volume 25

1808
...far hiihcr in loaming, solid but slow in hispcrfonnances. Sliakspeare with the I'.n^lirh man-of-nar, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and lake advantage of all iinis, by the quickness of Irs wit nnd invention." An epitaph written for...
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The New Mirror, Volume 3

1844
...hand. Their intimacy, dashed a little, perhaps, with jealousy on the part of Jonson, but mamrained to the last by dint of the nobler part of him, and...lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with nil tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention."...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: The Text Formed from an Entirely ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1844
...the for- \ mer, was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances : Shakespeare, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention5." The simile is well chosen, and...
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The Works of William Shakspeare: The Text Formed from an Intirely ..., Volume 1

1844
...like the former, was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances: Shakespeare, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention5." The simile is well chosen, and...
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The Indicatior: a Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside

1845
...link with the preceding writers could be easily supplied through the medium of Greville and Sidney, and indeed of many others of his contemporaries. Here,...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 Indicator: a Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside. In ..., Volumes 1-2

Leigh Hunt - 1845
...link with the preceding writers could be easily supplied through the medium ofGreville and Sidney, and indeed of many others of his contemporaries. Here,...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 Indicatior: a Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside

Leigh Hunt - 1845
...link with the preceding writers could be easily supplied through the medium ofGreville and Sidney, and indeed of many others of his contemporaries. Here,...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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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 3-4

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1845
...like the former, was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow, in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. He died anno Domini 16.., and was...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 5-8

Great Britain - 1845
...(like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspere, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk but lighter...sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." When Fuller says "I behold," he...
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The Essays of Elia: First Series - Second Series

Charles Lamb - 1845
...built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances. C. VL, 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." Nor shall thou, their compeer,...
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