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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 Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 134
1819
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The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
...him : if I have heard a truth, Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming am no thing to thank God on, I would thou shonld'stknow...an honest mail's wife : and, setting thy knighthood trnaut at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his discourse....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1824
...Langton, the following passage from his beloved Shakspeare : " A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal. His eye...Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged years play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his...
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1824 - 385 pages
...utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues. A MERRY MAN. A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal: His eye...Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged years play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished; So sweet and voluble is his...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 11

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1824
...•* • * * * "A merrier man, ',/ • . ,j. л.| .-',: ., // • . Within the limit oí becoming, mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal: His eye...his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch/' ~ .1 1 : .• -14/. *i¡.ij The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue (conceit's...
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The dramatic works of Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson and Stevens [sic ...

William Shakespeare - 1824
...talk withal : аи eye begets occasion for hi» wit ; •Jr every object that the one doth catch, "e other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor,) Clivers in such apt and gracious words, Joat aged ears pl,iy truant at his tales, JM younger hearings...
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Proceedings ..., Volume 41

New York State Bar Association - 1918
...an empire over the 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...mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue— conceit's expositorDelivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger...
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Shakespearean Metadrama: The Argument of the Play in Titus Andronicus, Love ...

James L. Calderwood - 1971 - 204 pages
...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...hearings are quite ravished, So sweet and voluble is his discourse. (2.1.66-76) Even Holofernes can revel in the procreative power of his wit: This is a...
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Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary: A Complete ..., Volume 1

Alexander Schmidt, Gregor Sarrazin - 1971 - 1484 pages
...113, 8. he had the dialect and different skill — ing all passions in his craft of will, Compl. 126. his eye begets occasion for his wit; for every object that the one doth c. the other turns to a mirthmoving jest, LLL II, 70. my fear hath — ed your fondness. All's I, 3,...
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Leo Salingar - 1974 - 356 pages
...comedy from festivity ; 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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