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Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream - Page 109
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...touch her whoever dare ; I'll bring mine action on' the proudest he That stops my way in Padua. WIT. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. So, get you hence in peace ; and tell the Dauphin, His jest will savour but of shallow wit, When thousands...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: From the Text of ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1825
...in the throat It cannot be ; it is impossible : [of death ? Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ros. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamour of their own dcart groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England

Francis Bacon - 1834
...impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ros. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, W hose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow...hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (a) See ante, p. 28. (6) Rawley. and with others, who, powerful when he was nothing, might have blighted...
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Noctes Atticĉ, or Reveries in a garret; containing observations on men and ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825
...may say, with the Poet, * Lives of the i'oets, vol. 4, Altenside. 174 Why. that's fhe way to choak a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot of that...grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jrst's |)rnK|ierity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it....
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The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare - Actors - 1825 - 896 pages
...laughter in the throat of death? It cannot be ; it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Bo*. k. [books. Jfes*. I see, lady, the gentleman is not in yonr /.'-.•'. No : an be were, I would b (hallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it,...
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Noctes Atticae: Or, Reveries in a Garret; Containing Short, and Chiefly ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825 - 228 pages
...gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow lanjjhin^ hearers give lo fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it. never in the tonsjue Of him that makes it. l.uiv'.t Labour Lost. Philology and the Belles Lettres. Since the revival...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Measure for measure. Midsummer ...

William Shakespeare - 1826
...laughter in the throat of death? It cannot be ; it is impossible : Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ros. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf d with the clamours of their own dear69 groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1827 - 791 pages
...sjiirit, Whose influence is begot ofthat loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to foots : for some reasons I would not have seen. York. Which...some reasons, sir, I mean to see. I fear, I fear, Dit ğickly ears, IV-.t"tl with the clamours of their own dear groans, 144 tOVE'S LABOUR'S LOSTWill hearyoiur...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1828
...; it is impossible ; Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Ros. Why, that's the way to choke a gthing spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace,...tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, DeaPd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear vour idle scorns, continue then, And I...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
...impossible : Vlirth cannot move a soul in agony. R os. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, IVhosc influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow...give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear К him tnat hears it, never in the tongue If him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, DcaPd with the...
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