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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
...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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Thoughts on laughter, by a chancery barrister [B. Montagu.].

Basil Montagu - 1830 - 68 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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A Narrative by John Ashburnham of His Attendance on King Charles ..., Volume 2

John Ashburnham, George Ashburnham Ashburnham (3d Earl of) - 1830
...— is a recorded saying of the great Michael Angelo.. In Shakspeare's opinion, A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him, that hears it ; never in the tongue Of him, that makes it. And it is clear, that, to the same cause, lord Clarendon mainly attributes the prosperity of sir John...
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A Narrative by John Ashburnham of His Attendance on King Charles ..., Volume 2

John Ashburnham, George Ashburnham Ashburnham (3d Earl of) - 1830
...— is a recorded saying of the great Michael Angelo. In Shakspeare's opinion, A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him, that hears it ; never in the tongue Of him, that makes it. And it is clear, that, to the same cause, lord Clarendon mainly attributes the prosperity of sir John...
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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, with Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831
...influence is begot ofthat loose grace, Which «hallow laughing hearer« give to fool« : A ten's prosperity the viewless10 winds. And blown with sickly ear«, Di-iTd with tbe clamours of their own dear* groan«, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831 - 504 pages
...influence is begot of (hat loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fool« : 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 ear«, DeafM with the clamours of their own dear* groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831
...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 dear4 groan*. Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The New sporting magazine, Volume 2

1832
...of a poetical imagination ! But did he never hear of Shakespeare's hint, that " A iest's popularity lies in the ear Of him that hears it; never in the tongue Of him that telis it." But surely my successor fell into an error here. Although mountains of ice may be chilling...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ...

William Shakespeare - 1833 - 1064 pages
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity se suggestions ") for the young earl. — Beware of them, Diana ; their promises, entice sickly ears, Deaf d with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 16, Issue 2

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 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. (e) 8ee ante, p. 28. (ft) Rawley. and with others, who, powerful when he was nothing, might have blighted...
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