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" Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff : you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search. "
The works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Page 75
by William Shakespeare - 1769
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1816
...ffian in all Venice : his reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you sh II seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search. Ibid. Tn the following passage a character is completed by a single stroke. Shallow. O the...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...man in all Venice: his reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search. Ibid. Shallow. O the mad days that I have spept; and to see how many of mine old acquaintance...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1818
...in all Venice : His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them : and, when you have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now, what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, ' That...
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Curialia Miscellanea; Or, Anecdotes of Old Times: Regal, Noble, Gentilitial ...

Samuel Pegge - Anecdotes - 1818 - 351 pages
...unlike Gratiano's reasons ; viz. " As two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search*." But, as the History of Coaches in general, and particularly of Hackney Coaches, has never...
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Hesitation: Or, To Marry, Or Not to Marry?, Volume 2

Mrs. Ross, Author of The balance of comfort - English fiction - 1819
...infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; yon shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search." SHAKSPBAIW. THE result of the conference between the Bishop and Lord Montague, was the immediate...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...in all Venice : His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them ; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search. . Ant. Well ; tell me now, what lady is this same, To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 11; Volume 29

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1819
...Gratiano's reasons, they are ' as two grains of 4 wheat, hid in two bushels of chaff, you shall seek all day ere • you find them, and when you have them they are not worth VOL. XI. NS 3 A ' the search.' The autograph of an unpublished MS. is doubtless a treasure to its possessor,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...in all Venice : his reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff ; you shall seek all day ere you find them ; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That...
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The Literary melange; or, Weekly register of literature and the arts

1822
...Merchant of Venice—' his reasons are two i^nins of wit hid in two bush, els of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search.' At to the word Wurtt. vr ; : means money, it is certainly an anglicised pronunciation of the...
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The Babbler; or, Weekly literary and scientific intelligencer, Volume 1

1822
...of nothing ;" " His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff ; you shall seek all day ere you find them ; and when you have them, they are not worth the search." If he happens to fall in the company of men of learning, his vanity then contends with his...
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