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" Birone they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal. His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest... "
THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - Page 367
by RICHARD GRANT WHITE - 1863
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The Drama: Or, Theatrical Pocket Magazine

Theater - 1821
...appreciate Mr. Mathews's talents, and overflowing houses attend him on each night of his performance. " His eye begets occasion for his wit, For, every object...doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; That aged years play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished." The press of matter...
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The First Canto of Ricciardetto, Volume 1

Niccolò Forteguerri - Italian poetry - 1822 - 232 pages
...page 35. " Another of those students at that time Was there with him (if I have heard a truth Biron they call him) . But a merrier man Within the limit...hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his mirth : For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
...worthiness. /.'"<. Another of these students at that timeWas there with him : if I have heard a truth, Biron hing? Fal. What thing? why, a thing to thank God on....an honest mail's wife : and, setting thy knighthood trnaut at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his discourse....
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 11

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1824
...the mean time let me refresh them with those often quoted Hues, the character of Biron : * • * * * "A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant ut his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished; So sweet and voluble is his discourse." And...
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye, Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues. A MERRY MAN. A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged years play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished; So sweet and voluble is his...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1824
...is now the property of my friend Mr. Langton, the following passage from his beloved Shakspeare : " A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged years play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 11

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, William Harrison Ainsworth, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood - 1824
.......... l •* • * * * "A merrier man, ',/ • . ,j. л.| .-',: ., // • . Within the limit oí becoming, mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal:...his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch/' ~ .1 1 : .• -14/. *i¡.ij The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue (conceit's...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...the last man alive to appear against mef as / have covered so many tlauJcn of youri .'" Л MEBKY MAX. A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged years play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is bis...
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The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare - Actors - 1825 - 896 pages
...worthiness. Rot. Another of these students at that time Was there with him : if I have heard a truth, Biron illiam Shakespeare : IIU eye begets occasion for bin wit ; For every object that the one doth catch. The other turns to...
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Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing. Midsummer-night's dream. Love's ...

William Shakespeare - 1826
...Yet Biron, ' that merry madcap Lord,' is not overrated in Rosaline's admirable character of him — ' A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; — So sweet and voluble is his discourse.' Shakspeare has only shown the inexhaustible powers of...
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