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" element,' but the word is over-worn. \Exit. Vio. This fellow is wise enough to play the fool ; And to do that well craves a kind of wit : He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard, check at... "
The Works of Shakespeare in Seven Volumes - Page 498
by William Shakespeare - 1733
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Shakespeare and the Poets' War

James Bednarz - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 266 pages
...supplements Olivia's encomium moriae with her own definition of Feste's "art": This fellow is wise enough to play the fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit. He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time; And like the haggard,...
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Word On The Street: Debunking The Myth Of A Pure Standard English

John Mcwhorter - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 294 pages
...that appears transparent but is not comes in Twelfth Night, when Viola observes: This fellow is wise enough to play the fool; And to do that well craves a kind of wit. He must observe their mood on whom he jests. The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard,...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...Orsino's melancholy and Olivia's obsessive mourning. Olivia characterizes him: This fellow is wise enough to play the fool. And to do that well, craves a kind of wit: He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time : And like the haggard,...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...sir, does walk about the orb like the sun, it shines everywhere. Feste — TNIII.i This fellow is wise enough to play the fool; And to do that well craves a kind of wit; He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 44

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 280 pages
...Night where she reflects on the qualities demanded of a fool by his occupation: This fellow is wise enough to play the fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit. He must observe their mood on whom he jests. The quality of persons, and the time. And, like the haggard,...
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Shakespeare Made Easy: Twelfth Night:grades 7-9

Tanya Grosz - Drama - 2004 - 43 pages
..."Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock of him; how he jets under his advanced plumes!" 3. "This fellow's wise enough to play the fool, and to do that well craves a kind of wit; . . ." 4. "That youth's a rare courtier." 5. "My master loves her dearly. . . ." 6. ". . . if he were...
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 222 pages
...welkin — I might say "element," but the word is overworn. 60 He exits. VIOLA This fellow is wise enough to play the Fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit. He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard,...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...welkin — I might say 'element,' but the word is over- worn. [he goes within VIOLA This fellow is wise enough to play the fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit: He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time; 60 And, like the haggard,...
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 334 pages
...praise of Armin is recorded in Twelfth Night (III.i.Gy) when Viola says of Feste This fellow is wise enough to play the fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit. And of Lear's fool, Kent remarks early in the tragedy (I.iv.iGs) This is not altogether fool, my lord....
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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

Christa Jansohn - Drama - 2006 - 318 pages
...art it needs to raise it. Here is Viola commenting upon Feste in Twelfth Night: This fellow is wise enough to play the fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit. He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard,...
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