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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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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1824 - 385 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. SONG. Spring. When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white, And cuckoo-buds...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 1

Philomathic institution - 1824
...Lost." malice which such " idle scorns" are likely to produce, seeing that— " A jest's prosperity lies in the ear : Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it." Byron was doomed to endure a strange destiny. He appeared as the great luminary of our literary hemisphere,...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, Part 1

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
...begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies i'.i the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Dcafd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: From the Text of ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1825
...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 clamour of their own dcart groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pages
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which (hallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity betwixt signior Benedick and her : they never meet, but there 19 a skirmish of wit betwe sickly ears, D^aTd with the clamours of their owu dear groans, Will hear roar idle scorns, continue...
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16

Francis Bacon - 1834
...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. (a) See ante, p. 28. (6) Rawley. and with others, who, powerful when he was nothing, might have blighted...
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Noctes Atticæ, or Reveries in a garret; containing observations on men and ...

Paul Ponder (pseud.) - 1825
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jrst's |)rnK|ierity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Love's Labour Lost. Philology and the Belles Lcttres.. Since the revival of letters, too much honour...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1826
...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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Measure for measure. Midsummer ...

William Shakespeare - 1826
...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 dear69 groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1828
...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, Will hear vour idle scorns, continue...
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