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" Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff : you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search. "
The Plays of William Shakspeare - Page 250
by William Shakespeare - 1823
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Merchant of Venice. As you like it

William Shakespeare - 1785
...neat's tongue dry'd, and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt GRA. an^LoREN. Anth. Is that any thing now ! Bats. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...grains of. wheat hid in two bushels of chaff ; you : : Cij shall sliall seek all day ere you find them ; and, when you have them, they are not worth the...
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The Monthly magazine, Volume 31

Monthly literary register - 1811
...Like Oratiano, he "talks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons sre as two grains of wheat, hid in two bushels of chaff;...ere you find them ; and when you have them, they are pot worth tjie search." I have gone through his last paper, which you have indulged with insertion...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...Bassanio in the play gives of Gratiano's conversation : " He " speaks an infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are " as two grains of wheat hid in two...when " you have them, they are not worth the search." It is therefore futility in the thought, and not perspicuity in the language, which is the fault of...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1805
...is only commendable In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt GRATIANO and LORENZO. Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing,...you have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Is that any thing now ? Ant. Well; tell me now, what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage,...
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The comedies of The Merchant of Venice, and As you like it, with the notes ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Gra. and Loren. Anth. Is that any thing now ? * Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing,3 more than any man in all Venice : His reasons are...when you have them, they are not worth the search. Anth. Well ; tell me now, what lady is this same ' . • To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...the soul upon it. L'JI-C. 3. Inquiry ; act of seeking ; with of, fur, or after. His reasons are at two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff: you...when you have them they are not worth the search. Sbaisfeare. Who great in search of God and nature grow, They best the wise Creator's praise declare....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 3

William Shakespeare - 1806
...commendable In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. \_ I''. i, -unt Gratiano and Lorenzo. Ant. It that any thing now? Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite...reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaft'; you shall seek all day ere you find them -. and, when you have them, they are not worth the...
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Stultifera Navis; ...: The Modern Ship of Fools

William Henry Ireland - Satire, English - 1807 - 295 pages
...had imagined the society might afford; this brings to mind these lines in the Merchant of Venice: " Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search." K Or, if the German you are praising, \ His knowledge of that tongue's amazing , As well as Spanish,...
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Stultifera Navis: Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia : The Modern Ship ...

William Henry Ireland - Fools and jesters - 1807 - 295 pages
...had imagined the society might afford ; this brings to mind these lines in the Merchant of Venice : " Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search". _ ;NG or FOOLS. •IS'-] e is naught, sir, so fraught, sir ; in love affairs, is a species , as to...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...neat's tongue dry'd, and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt GRA. and LOREN. Ant. Is that any thing now ? Enss. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Well ytell me now, what lady is this same, To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you to-day promis'd...
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