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" Where be your gibes now ? your gambols ? your songs ? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table in a roar ? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? "
The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 118
1847
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Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian, Volume 4

Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson) - 1839
...fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. . .Where be your gambols now ? your songs ? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table in a roar ?" By how many thousands has this hackneyed quotation been uttered with reference to Mathews; but,...
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1839
...down." — " Ay" — interrupted Dick, "where be your gibes now ? your gambols ? your songs ? your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table in a roar ? not one now to mock yonr grinning? quite chop-fallen?— Had'st thou remembered Shakspere, the quotation...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Volume 21

John William Carleton - 1849
...how light-hearted they went their ways ! " Where be your gibes now ? your gambols ? your songs ? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table in a roar ? Not one now, to mock your own jeering? Quite chap-fallen?" Mark the feverish eagerness with which...
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The Idler in Italy, Volume 2

Marguerite Countess of Blessington - 1839
...but as they ought to have been." " Alas ! poor Yorick, where be your gibes now ? your gambols ? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table in a roar ?" How well do I remember the last day he dined with me ! when he literally did set the table in a...
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Rudiments of English composition. [With] Key

Alexander Reid - 1839
...lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be his gibes now ? his gambols ? his songs ? his flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table in a roar ? I knew him, Horatio ; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his...
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The idler in Italy, Volume 2

Marguerite Gardiner (countess of Blessington.) - 1839
...but as they ought to have been." " Alas ! poor Yorick, where be your gibes now ? your gambols ? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table in a roar?" How well do I remember the last day he dined with me ! when he literally did set the table in a roar,...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ..., Volume 9

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 1839
...and very flath of it. Shalapeare. Where be your gibes now ? your gambols ? your songs? yourJïoiA« of merriment, that were wont to set the table in a roar ? Id. By day and night he wrongs me ; every hour Hefluthes into one gross crime or other, That sets...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...of the native, to use his own term for Irish whisky; but he is gone — we shall no longer have "his flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table in a roar." I should like, if possible, to commence the sketch with some account of his birth, but I could never...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 111, Part 1; Volumes 169-170

1841
...have been chosen for his re-appearance in society, by his biographer. " Where be your gibes now? Your flashes of merriment that were wont To set the table in a roar ?" The following epitaph furnished to me by my friend the Rev. Jasper N. Harrison, Vicar of Laugharne,...
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A trip home, with some home-spun yarns

Trip - 1842
...cause, Charles Mathews sleeps below. " Alas, poor Yorick ! where be your gambols now? your songs ? your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table in a roar V — the quotation is hackneyed, but it is so appropriate that it cannot but suggest itself to those...
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