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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 260
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Contributions to The Champion and Related Writings

Henry Fielding - Literary Collections - 2003 - 687 pages
...that there is nothing truer than Shakespear 's Observation in his Love 's Labours lost, Л Jest 's Prosperity lies in the Ear Of him that hears it, never in the Tongue Of him that makes it.1 Thus we often hear one Gentleman expressing himself with a most exquisitely good, most inimitably...
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The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious

Sigmund Freud - Psychology - 2003 - 229 pages
...subjective determinants which may make the aim of arousing pleasure unattainable. As Shakespeare reminds us: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Ofhim that makes it ... (Love's Labours Lost, V.ii. 869-71) Someone under the sway of a mood linked...
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Shakespeare and Language

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2004 - 294 pages
...that an audience's listening necessatily complements the actors oral art, that A jest's prospetity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it ... In the Phaedrus, Plato also makes Socrates say 'anyone who leaves behind him a wtirten manual,...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 288 pages
...hospital' (v. ii. 859) is intended to choke a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools. A jest's...hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (v. 11.846-51) As with love poetry, the problem is to communicate - in this case, to give delight -...
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Love's Labor's Lost

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...ROSALINE Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose influence is begot of that loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools. A jest's...the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue 935 Of him that makes it. Then if sickly ears, Deafed with the clamors of their own dear groans, Will...
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Shakespeare: The Golfer's Companion

Syd Pritchard - Humor - 2005 - 147 pages
...wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward jlourishes, Be brief. [Hamlet II ii 90] Know your listeners A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. [Love's Labour's Lost V ii 869] Speak with authority When he speaks the air, a chartered libertine,...
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The Films of Kenneth Branagh

Samuel Crowl - Performing Arts - 2006 - 204 pages
...exchange with Berowne when she sends him off to amuse the speechless sick so that he might learn that a "jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that...hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5. 2.86 1 863). Branagh's Berowne, a bit of a 1930s sport with a mustache and sandy lock of hair dangling...
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Secretly Inside: A Novel

Hans Warren - History - 2006 - 99 pages
...:h and poor encounter different bundles of jokes and may hear very differei essages in a given joke. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.141 oes the joke corpus tell us about the legal culture? o these stories give us a reliable reading...
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Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture

Marc Galanter - Humor - 2006 - 429 pages
...and poor encounter different bundles of jokes and may hear very different messages in a given joke. A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.141 Does the joke corpus tell us about the legal culture? Do these stories give us a reliable reading...
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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

Christopher J. Cobb - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 304 pages
...Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. (855-57) That impossibility, it turns out, is precisely her point: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (861-63) The structure of Rosaline's test corresponds quite closely to the circumstances of The Winter's...
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