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" Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest... "
The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 132
by William Shakespeare - 1768
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
...worthiness. Ros. Another of these students at that time Was there with him : if I have heard a truth, Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1831
...man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal. His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue (Conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged...
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Proceedings ..., Volume 41

New York State Bar Association - 1918
...hearts of men. It might truly have been said of him in Shakespeare's phrase : " His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth loving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words...
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - 1962 - 213 pages
...limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk witha1. His eye begets occasion for his wit, 70 For every object that the one doth catch. The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue— conceit's expositorDelivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged...
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Shakespearean Metadrama: The Argument of the Play in Titus Andronicus, Love ...

James L. Calderwood - 1971 - 204 pages
...him exhibits his capacity for a kind of auto-conception involving the eye, wit, and language: Berowne they call him; but a merrier man Within the limit of becoming mirth I never spent an hour's talk withal. His eye begets occasion for his wit, For every object that the one doth...
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Leo Salingar - 1974 - 356 pages
...witness Bartholomew Fair. In Love's Lahour's Lost Rosaline says of Berowne that His eye begets occasion for his wit, For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-loving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words...
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Shakespeare's Universe of Discourse: Language-Games in the Comedies

Keir Elam - 1984 - 349 pages
...speech (and Berowne's in particular) as a resplendent 'key of conceptions': Ros. His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words. (2. 1. 69ff.)...
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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

Gary Schmidgall - 1990 - 234 pages
...most lavishly achieved of Shakespeare's witty fellows. Rosaline says of him, "His eye begets occasion for his wit, / For every object that the one doth catch / The other turns to a mirthmoving jest" (2.1.69-71). And no more need be said here about his identification as a poet. Benedick in Much...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...man, Wiih in the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal: His eye begets occasion 3 jest, Which his fair tongue — conceit's expositor — Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
...sick before their marriage. Of all the lords, Berowne is the most brilliant word-spinner: Berowne, they call him - but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal. His eye begets occasion for his wit, For every object that the one doth...
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