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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
Measure for measure. The merchant of Venice. As you like it. Love's labour lost - Page 427
by William Shakespeare - 1766
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Characters of Shakespear's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1817 - 352 pages
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it ; never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Deaf'd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1818 - 323 pages
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it ; never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly eare, Deafd with the clamours of their own dear groans, . Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1821
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf d, with the clamours of their own dear groans1, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Ot him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears,1 Deafd with the clamours of their own dear t groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: Midsummer night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, DeaPd with the clamours of their own dear groans,1 Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1823
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Deaf d with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1823
...begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity Ties in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf'd with the clamours of their own dear2 groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson, Stevens ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Ol 3 4 4 4V7A3 ' ' 7 4 6 2M3(8)8 7L6 8 8 6`)+8 6 6 6 7 736 8?8I+ sickly ears, Deaf'd with the clamour of their own deart groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...dare ; I'll bring mine action on' the proudest he That stops my way in Padua. WIT. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. So, get you hence in peace ; and tell the Dauphin, His jest will savour but of shallow wit, When thousands...
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The Anatomy of Melancholy,: In which the Kinds, Causes, Consequences, and ...

Robert Burton - 1824 - 339 pages
...spirit is begot of that loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools ; A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it ; never in the tongue Of him that makes it." Leo the Tenth was a character of this unami* " There cannot," says Lord Shaftesbury, in his essay on...
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