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" Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. The brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not able to invent anything that tends to laughter, more than I invent, or is invented on me: I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other... "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 23
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 575 pages
...! the punto reverse ! the hay " ! 35 — ii. 4. 242. Men of all sorts take a pride to gird* at me : the brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. 19— i. 2. 243. He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under presentation of that, he shoots...
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Table-talk on Books, Men, and Manners

Robert Conger Pell - Anecdotes - 1853 - 229 pages
...sorts," says that merry knight, "take a pride to gird ai me. The brain of man is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter. more than I invent,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." — 'Steele. SOURCE OP CONCEIT. All affectation and display proceed from the supposition of possessing...
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The Fortunes of Hector O'Halloran: And His Man Mark Anthony O'Toole

William Hamilton Maxwell - 1853 - 412 pages
...sorts take a pride to gird at me. The brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not able to Tent any thing that tends to laughter, more than I invent,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." KING HEHBT IV. ALTHOUGH the evening was well advanced, all within and without the quarters of the Commander-in-chief...
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The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and Explanatory ...

1853
...sorts," says that merry knight, " take a pride to gird at me. The brain of man is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter more than I invent,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." ADDISON. C. No 48. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1711. Repperit, -Per multas aditum sibi ssepe figuras OVID....
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volumes 1-2

Spectator The - 1853
...sorts (says that merry knight) take a pride to gird at me. The brain of any man is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter more than I invent,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men.' ADDISON. C. No. 48. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25. Per multas aditum sibi ssepe figuras Repperit Ovid. Met. 1....
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The Spectator

1853 - 742 pages
...says that merry knight, "take a pride to gird at m. The brain of man is not able to inTeni anything that tends to laughter more than I invent, or is invented...am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit ia in other men. 0. Bo. 48.] WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1711. !*• maltAS adltum tiW Mepe figuraa Rcpperit...
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The plays of Shakspere, carefully revised [by J.O.] with ..., Part 167, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1853
...pride to gird at me. The brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, 3 not able to invent anything ives but the greater feeling to the worse : Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more Than when hut the cause that wit is in other men. — I do here walk before thee like a sow that hath overwhelmed...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1854
...all sorts (says that merry knight) take a pride to gird at me. The brain of man is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter more than I invent,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men ' C. No. 50. FRIDAY, APRIL 27. Nunquam aliud Datura, aliud eaplcutia Aix.lt, Juv. Good sense and nature...
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The Sense of Humor

Max Eastman - Wit and humor - 1921 - 257 pages
...him. "The brain of this foolish compounded clay, man," says Sir John, "is not able to invent anything that tends to laughter, more than I invent or is invented...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." For the heroic measure of that boast, as well as for the degree of its poetic achievement, we must...
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Occasions: A Volume of Essays on Such Divers Themes as Laughter and ...

Holbrook Jackson - Books and reading - 1923 - 196 pages
...makes Falstaff 8ay : " The brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not able to invent anything that tends to laughter more than I invent or is invented...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." — 2 Henry IV, Act I, Sc. 2. 93 found of living humourists. What are Kipps and Mr. Polly, and even...
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