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" Biron 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... "
Much ado about nothing. The marchant of Venice. Love's labour lost. As you ... - Page 207
by William Shakespeare - 1747
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The Dramatic Works of W. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1849 - 925 pages
...Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion your grace, pardon me: I газ bom to speak all mirth and no matter. D. Pedro. Your s jest; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged...
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Robert J. Burdette: His Message

Robert Jones Burdette - 1922 - 460 pages
...for what his heart thinks, his tongue speaks." — Much Ado About Nothing. "His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth loving jest." — Love's Labor Lost. After two pages of such flattering comment from Shakespeare,...
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The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life-story

Frank Harris - Dramatists, English - 1909 - 422 pages
...man, Within the limits 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, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged...
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Crowell's Handbook for Readers and Writers: A Dictionary of Famous ...

Henrietta Gerwig - Allusions - 1925 - 728 pages
...well. 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; Which hi-j fuir tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 26

American literature - 1870
...man, Within UK 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, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged...
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Proceedings ..., Volume 41

New York State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1918
...hearts of men. It might truly have been said of him in Shakespeare's phrase : " His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth loving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words...
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Shakespearean Metadrama: The Argument of the Play in Titus Andronicus, Love ...

James L. Calderwood - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 204 pages
...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 Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged...
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Leo Salingar - Drama - 1974 - 356 pages
...witness Bartholomew Fair. In Love's Lahour's Lost Rosaline says of Berowne that His eye begets occasion for his wit, For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-loving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words...
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Shakespeare's Universe of Discourse: Language-Games in the Comedies

Keir Elam - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 349 pages
...speech (and Berowne's in particular) as a resplendent 'key of conceptions': Ros. His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words. (2. 1. 69ff.)...
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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

Gary Schmidgall - Biography & Autobiography - 1990 - 234 pages
...most lavishly achieved of Shakespeare's witty fellows. Rosaline says of him, "His eye begets occasion for his wit, / For every object that the one 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...
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