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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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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

Gary Schmidgall - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 234 pages
...himself is surely the most lavishly achieved of Shakespeare's witty fellows. Rosaline says of him, "His eye begets occasion for his wit, / For every...doth catch / The other turns to a mirthmoving jest" (2.1.69-71). And no more need be said here about his identification as a poet. Benedick in Much Ado...
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Life of Johnson

James Boswell - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 1492 pages
...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,...withal. His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every ohject that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue (Conceit's...
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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 381 pages
...seem as if prophetically written for him: Biron, they call him; but a merrier man, Within the limit1 of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal....gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, I Millingen's text reads: limits. 117 And younger hearings are quite ravished; So sweet and voluble...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...ROSALINE. Another of these students at that time Was there with him: if I have heard a truth, Berowne who should say, 'I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope...know of these, That therefore only are reputed wise everv object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue...
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The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

Paul K. Saint-Amour, Paul K.. Saint-Amour - Law - 2003 - 281 pages
...he vents In mangled forms. In sooth a merrier man Within the limit of becoming mirth We cannot spend an hour's talk withal: His eye begets occasion for...other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair pen (Conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Volume 1

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 592 pages
...a day, Baying, "If you my favor mean to get, for twelve months seek the weary beds of people sick." A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...an hour's talk withal. His eye begets occasion for Ms wit : For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his...
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Love's Labor's Lost

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...(ROSALINE) Another of these students at that time 65 Was there with him, if I have heard a truth. Berowne they call him, but a merrier man, Within the limit...talk withal. His eye begets occasion for his wit, 70 For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair...
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