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" Save base authority from others' books. These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are. "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 283
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Nicholas Rowe - English drama - 1709
...continual Plodders ever won, Save bafe Authority from other Books. Thefe earthly Godfathers of Heav'/is Lights, That give a Name to every fixed Star, Have no more Profit of their Shining Nights, Than thofe that walk, and wot not whit they are. Too much to know, is to know nought but Fame ; And every...
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The Works of Shakespeare in Seven Volumes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1733
...ftar, Have no more profit of their fhining nights, Than thofe that walk, and wot not what they arc* Too much to know, is to know nought but fame; And every godfather can give a name. King. How well he's read, to reafon againft reading ! Dum. Proceeded well, to ftop all good proceeding....
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The Works of Shakespeare: In Eight Volumes. Collated with the Oldest Copies ...

William Shakespeare - 1740
...That give a name to every fixed ftar, Have no more profit of their fInning nights, Than thofe trat walk and wot not what they are. Too much to know,...nought but fame ; And every godfather can give a name. King Hew well he's read, to reafon againft reading! Dum. Proceeded well, to flop all good proceeding....
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The Quintessence of English Poetry, Or, a Collection of All the Beautiful ...

William Oldys - English poetry - 1740
...lights, That give a name to ev'ry fixed ftar, Have no more profit of their fhining nights, Than thofe that walk, and wot not what they are. Too much to know, is to know nought but fame ; And ev'ry godfather can give a name. Shakefpear"s Lovg'i Labour's loft. His learning favours not the fchool-like...
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The works of Shakespear, with a glossary, pr. from the Oxford ed. in quarto ...

William Shakespeare - 1747
...lights, " That give a name to every fixed fhr, Have no more profit of their (hining nights, Than thofe that walk, and wot not what they are. Too much to...know nought but fame ; And every godfather can give a namei King. How well he's read, to reafon againft reading ! Dam. Proceeded well, to flop all good proceeding....
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Much ado about nothing. The marchant of Venice. Love's labour lost. As you ...

William Shakespeare - 1747
...lights, That give a name to every fixed ftar, Have no more profit of their fhining nights, Than thofe that walk and wot not what they are. " ' Too much to know, is to know nought : but feign; " And every godfather can give a name." King. How well he's read, to reafon againft reading!...
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The Works of Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1752
...lights, That give a name to every fixed ftar, Have no more profit of their (hining nights, Than thofe that walk and wot not what they are. Too much to know,...nought but fame ; And every godfather can give a name. King. How well he's read, to reafon againft reading ! Di:<n. Proceeded well, to flop all good proceeding....
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A Review of Doctor Johnson's New Edition of Shakespeare: In which the ...

William Kenrick - 1765 - 133 pages
...lights That give a name to every fixed ftar, Have no more profit of their fhining nights, Than thofe that walk and wot not what they are. Too much to know,...: but fame ; And every godfather can give a name. KING. How well he's read to reafon againft reading ! Dr. Warburton and Dr. Johnfon, having both exerted...
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Twenty of the Plays of Shakespeare: A midsommer nights dreame. 1600. A ...

William Shakespeare - 1766
...giue a name to euery fixed ftarre, Haue no more profit of their fhining nights, Then thofe that walke and wot not what they are. Too much to know, is to know nought but fame : And euery godfather can giue a name. Fer. How well hee's read, to reafon againft reading. Dum. Proceeded...
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The Works of Shakespeare: in Eight Volumes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1767
...lights, That give a name to every fixed ftar, Have no more profit of their mining nights, Than thofe that walk, and wot not what they are. Too much to...nought but fame ; And every godfather can give a name. King, How well he's read, to reafon againft reading ! Dum. Proceeded well, to flop all good proceeding....
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