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" Merciful Heaven, Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak Than the soft myrtle: but man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assured, His glassy essence, like an... "
The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 305
edited by - 1829
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Measure for measure. Comedy of errors

William Shakespeare - 1788
...with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle : O, but man, proud man, (Drest in a little brief authority; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence) like an angry ape, Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven, As...
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Public characters [Formerly British public characters] of 1798-9 ..., Volume 4

1801
...thy sharp and sulphurous bolt, ' Split'st the unwedgable and gnarled oak, ' Than the soft myrtle ! O, but man ! proud man ! ' Drest in a little brief authority ; ' Most ignorant of what is most assured, ' His glassy essence—like an angry ape, " Plays such fantastic tricks before high...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split'st the umvedgeable and gnarled s oak, Than the soft myrtle; — O, but man, proud man! Drest in a little brief authority; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape. Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven,...
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Shakspeare's Measure for Measure: A Comedy

William Shakespeare - Promptbooks - 1803 - 68 pages
...but man, proud man,— Dress'd in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape, Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven, As make the angels weep ! Lucio. O, to him, to him, wench : he will relent ; He 's coming ;...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the Associate ...

James Wilson, Bird Wilson - Electronic books - 1804 - 1464 pages
...bolt Spht'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtie : O, but man, proud man, Dressed in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assured, His glassy substance ; like an angry ape, Plays such fantastick tricks before high, heaven, As make the angels...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split' st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak,2 Than the soft myrtle ; — O, but man, proud man ! Drest in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape, Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven,...
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The Confessions of William Henry Ireland: Containing the Particulars of His ...

William Henry Ireland - England - 1805 - 317 pages
...above upon this commentator, then might the bard have recourse to his own words , and exclaim " Oh but man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assurM, : like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high Heav'n As make the angels weep."...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 2

William Shakespeare - 1806
...sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak *I, Than the soft myrtle ; — O, but man, proud man ! Drest in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape, Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven,...
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The Mysterious Freebooter: Or, The Days of Queen Bess. A Romance ...

Francis Lathom - 1806
...and sulphurous bolt Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle. But man!—proud man! Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence—like an angry ape, , Flays such fantastic tricks before high Heaven,...
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The Posthumous Works of Mrs. Chapone: Containing Her Correspondence with Mr ...

Mrs. Chapone (Hester) - 1807
...suited to the nature of man, that it seldom fails to intoxicate him, and overturn his reason and virtue. —Man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority,...His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high Hear'n, As make the angels weep. " But, say you, suppose the parent or...
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