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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 Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - 1838 - 426 pages
...which Bassanio in the play gives of Gratiano's conversation ; " He speaks an infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...them, and when you have them they are not worth the search1." It is therefore futility in the thought, and not perspicuity in the language, which is the...
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare, Thomas Price - 1839 - 460 pages
...Whose nature sickens but to speak a truth. 11 — v. 3. 289 He 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. - 9— i. 1. 290 Was this taken By any understanding pate but thine ? For thy conceit is soaking, will...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1839
...only commendable In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible-^-- [Exeunt GRA. ana. LORES. liuss. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere yon find them ; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search. ) Ant. Is that any thing now...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Midsummer-night's dream. Love's ...

William Shakespeare - 1839
...neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt GRA. and LOR. Ant. Is that any thing now ? Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing ; more...man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of whoat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them ; and, when you have them,...
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The American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - 1840 - 288 pages
...deprived of one of the simplest, and yet most useful inventions connected with the dress of modern times. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. — Shakspeare. If to do, were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches,...
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The Christian Review, Volume 5

1840
...they say of their preacher as Bassanio said of Gratiano, " He speaks an infinite deal of nothing ; his reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...seek all day ere you find them, and when you have found them, they are not worth the search," the consequence is, the hearers lose the character of hearers,...
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Choisir et Construire: le thème et la version, la dissertation littéraire, l ...

Christian Bouscaren - 1993 - 255 pages
...dismissed me. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff :...have them, they are not worth the search. SHAKESPEARE : Merchant of Venice — 1-1-1 14. 123 to call, 'draw or attract so's attention (0) : attirer l'attention...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1852
...quidnuncs delight seldom contains more of truth than there was sense found in Gratiano's discourse : ' His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...when you have them they are not worth the search.' Sir Aubrey Vacant saunters to the Reform, and there has the good luck to meet with his restless friend...
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Improvement Era, Volume 7, Issue 1

1904
...become like Gratiano, the ancient proser, who spoke an infinite deal of nothing; and whose reasons were as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff;...when you have them they are not worth the search." Truth brings unity, and unity strength and power. Let us all work for the advancement of truth, that...
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Early Letters

Thomas Carlyle
...speak with ; he says " an infinite deal of nothing ; his reasons are as two grains of wheat hidden in two bushels of chaff ; you shall seek all day ere...when you have them, they are not worth the search." But enough of him. Our old college cronies have left Edinburgh nearly to a man. Waugh still continues...
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