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" Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff : you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search. "
Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ... - Page 303
by Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
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The Christian Disciple and Theological Review, Volume 1

Noah Worcester, Henry Ware - 1819
...Bassanio in the play gays of Gratiano's conversation, 'they speak an infinite deal of nothing. Their reasons are as two grains of wheat, hid in two bushels...seek all day ere you find them ; and when you have theoi they are пot worth the search.'" But still there are some of very great value. We refer the...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 11; Volume 29

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1819
...be said of the parts that are selected, that, like Gratiano's reasons, they are ' as two grains of 4 wheat, hid in two bushels of chaff, you shall seek...find them, and when you have them they are not worth VOL. XI. NS 3 A ' the search.' The autograph of an unpublished MS. is doubtless a treasure to its possessor,...
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Hesitation: Or, To Marry, Or Not to Marry?, Volume 2

Mrs. Ross, Author of The balance of comfort - 1819
...speaks an infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; yon shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search." SHAKSPBAIW. THE result of the conference between the Bishop and Lord Montague, was the immediate departure...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...vendible. [Exeunt Gratiano and Lor cm*Ant, Is that any thing now ? Bass. Gratianio speaks an inf,nite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice :...when you have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you to-day...
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The Babbler; or, Weekly literary and scientific intelligencer, Volume 1

1822
...He hoards up an abundance of second-hand witticisms, and " speaks an infinite deal of nothing ;" " His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...when you have them, they are not worth the search." If he happens to fall in the company of men of learning, his vanity then contends with his insignificancy....
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 4

1822
...1,041 50 406 500 100 16,254,534 8,525,252 270,908 142,087 24,779,786 412,996 CONVERSATION. " Grmtiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any...in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere yon find them ; and, when yon have them, they are not worth the starch." SHAKSPEARE. MAN being by nature...
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The Literary melange; or, Weekly register of literature and the arts

1822
...Gratiitno's wit in the Merchant of Venice—' his reasons are two i^nins of wit hid in two bush, els of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them,...when you have them they are not worth the search.' At to the word Wurtt. vr ; : means money, it is certainly an anglicised pronunciation of the French...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: Measure for ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt GRA. and LORE-. Ant. Is that any thing now ? Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now, what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you to-day...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1823
...tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt Gratiano and Lorenzo. Ant. Is that any thing now * Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now, what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you to-day...
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The Plays, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1824
...tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt Gratiano and Lorenzo. Ant. Is that any thing now ? Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now, what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you to-day...
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