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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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1850
...in learning ; solid, but slow in hia performances. Shakspeare, with the English man-of war. leMwrin eading Uike advantage of all winds, by the quickness uf his wit and invention/ — Putter's Worikia. Besides...
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
...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." Of these encounters of the keenest...
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The Essays of Elia, Volume 1

Charles Lamb - Essays - 1851
...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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Curiosities of literature: and the literary character illustrated

Isaac Disraeli, Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Literary Criticism - 1851 - 509 pages
...farmer) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shaksptare, 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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The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853
...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 quiekness of his wit and invention3." The simile is well chosen, and...
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The plays of Shakspere, carefully revised [by J.O.] with a ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1853
...far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspere, like an English man of war, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take •dVantagtof all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." TÜ poet's feelings, a dim and...
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Essays and Tales in Prose, Volume 1

Barry Cornwall - English literature - 1853
...far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspere, like an 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.' Jonson (a warm hearted man, as...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart, Francis Bowen - Psychology - 1854 - 490 pages
...between him and Shakspeare, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon, and an English man-of-war. Jonson, like the former, was built far higher in learning...sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." I before observed, that the pleasure...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the ...

Dugald Stewart, John Veitch - 1854
...(like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English manof-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."i I before observed, that the pleasure...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the ...

Dugald Stewart, John Veitch - 1854
...(like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English manof-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."i I before observed, that the pleasure...
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