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" Let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, Than women's... "
The Metropolitan - Page 93
1846
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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 418 pages
...of my bones : I shall not fear flyblowing. T. v. 1. ESPOUSALS (See also WIFE). Let still the woman take An elder than herself, so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, in ESPOUSALS, —...
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THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE

J. PAYNE COLLIER - 1853
...speech of the Duke to Viola, in " Twelfth Mght," (act ii. sc. 4) where he says, " Let still the woman of May) There will I stay for thee. Her. My good Lysander ! I swear to thee by Cupid's stro : For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering,...
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Notes from Life in Seven Essays

Henry Taylor - Conduct of life - 1853 - 197 pages
...point of seniority, let us listen to the Duke and Viola — Duke. ' Let still the woman take An older than herself ; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unnrm, More longing, wavering,...
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Stratford as Connected with Shakespeare: And the Bard's Rural Haunts

Edwin Lees - Dramatists, English - 1854 - 66 pages
...years," he being many years older than the supposed boy : — " Too old by heaven ! Let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him ; So sways she level in her husband's heart." Now it appears from Anne Hathaway's monumental inscription in Stratford church that she was eight years...
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Stratford as Connected with Shakespeare: And the Bard's Rural Haunts

Edwin Lees - Dramatists, English - 1854 - 66 pages
...years," he being many years older than the supposed boy :— " Too old by heaven! Let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him; So sways she level in her husband's heart." Now it appears from Anne Hathaway's monumental inscription in Stratford church that she was eight years...
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The Life of Henry Fielding: With Notices of His Writings, His Times, and His ...

Frederick Lawrence - Authors, English - 1855 - 384 pages
...probability, the wise counsel of .Shakspere's ducal lover in " Twelfth Night :" — " Let still the woman take An elder than herself ; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering,...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays and Poems ...

William Shakespeare - 1855 - 986 pages
...years i' failli 7 Vio. About your years, my lord. [tnke Duke. Too old, by heaven. Let still the woman 'Tie he : slink by, and note him. [ROSALIND and CELIA retire. Jaq. I thank you for : For, hoy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering,...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale ? Act ii. Sc. 4. Let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm, More longing, wavering,...
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Great Truths by great Authors

1856
...instead of wasting itself in secret repinings. Carriage.— Ovid. . — Sliakspeare. LET still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her Husband's heart. Jftatriage, — SJiakspeare. As for my Wife, I would you had her Spirit in such another : The third...
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The works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with ..., Volume 11

William Shakespeare - 1856
...that tho poet should make the Duke dramatically exclaim,— " Too old, by Heaven! Let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him. So sways she level in her husband's heart." And wherefore?— " For, boy, however we do praise ourselves, Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm,...
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