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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 works of Shakspere, revised from the best authorities: with a ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1843
...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 sicklv ears, Deafed with the clamours of their own deargroans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Knight's Cabinet edition of the works of William Shakspere, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1843
...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 family Shakespeare [expurgated by T. Bowdler]. in which those words are ...

William Shakespeare - 1843
...influence is begot ofthat loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity 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 Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1846
...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,3 Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1847
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools. A jest's prosperity hakespeare sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans. Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Comedies. Two gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare - 1847
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools. A jest's prosperity fought one. Jaq. And how was that ta'en up? 38 Touch. 'Faith, we met, and found the quar 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: Twelfth night ; Measure for measure ; Much ...

William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1847
...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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Dramatic Works and Poems, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1847
...begot ofthat loose grace, Which shallow lau e hin g hearers give lo fools : A jest's prosperity lies m the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly cars, Deaf M with the clamours of their own dear* groans, Wilt hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Sketch of the life of Shakespeare. Tempest. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1848
...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 your idle scorns, continue...
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The Soul of Wit: Joke Theory Fromm Grimm to Freud

Carl Dale Hill - 1993 - 244 pages
...claim that the success of the Witzarheit can onlv be judged by a third person. 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it' ( 144). The inherent intersubjectivity of the joke becomes essential in the process ofEvleiebterung....
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