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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 ; Which his fair... "
Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream - Page 25
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...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...quite ravished. So sweet and voluble is his discourse. (ni) Later Rosaline derides him for his attitude to language, which is selfindulgent: he throws magnificent...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...hour's talk withal: His eye begets occasion for his wit; For everv object that the one doth catch, re, If they should PRINCESS. God bless my ladies! are they all in love, That every one her own hath garnished With such...
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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 381 pages
...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...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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An Apology For Poetry (Or The Defence Of Poesy): Revised and Expanded Second ...

Philip Sidney, R.W. Maslen - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 266 pages
...Rosaline's description of Biton in Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, II, i, 73-5, whose tongue utters 'such apt and gracious words / That aged ears play...tales, / And younger hearings are quite ravished'. 17 forsooth] truly. 19 pretending no more, doth intend] claiming to be nothing more than a story, yet...
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The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

Paul K. Saint-Amour, Paul K.. Saint-Amour - Law - 2003 - 281 pages
...For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair pen (Conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious...quite ravished. So sweet and voluble is his discourse, That hear him reason in Divinity, And, all-admiring, with an inward wish You would desire he had been...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume I

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 592 pages
...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...expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That ag6d ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished. Shakespeare, Lovds Labor's...
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Love's Labor's Lost

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...hour's 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...gracious words That aged ears play truant at his tales, 75 And younger hearings are quite ravished, So sweet and voluble is his discourse. PRINCESS God bless...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
...'Love's Labour's Lost', p. 422. and praised him in particular for his ability so to charm his hearers 'That aged ears play truant at his tales, / And younger hearings are quite ravished' (ni 74-5). She now feels less enthusiastic about Berowne's mockery than before. But does she also feel...
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