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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... "
Much ado about nothing. The marchant of Venice. Love's labour lost. As you ... - Page 207
by William Shakespeare - 1747
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Shakespearean Metadrama: The Argument of the Play in Titus Andronicus, Love ...

James L. Calderwood - 1971 - 204 pages
...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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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
...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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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 381 pages
...man, Within the limit1 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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The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

Paul K. Saint-Amour, Paul K.. Saint-Amour - 2003 - 281 pages
...man Within the limit of becoming mirth We cannot spend 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 pen (Conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume I

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 592 pages
...Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal. His eye begets occasion for Ms 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 ag6d...
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