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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 Plays of William Shakspeare - Page 250
by William Shakespeare - 1823
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1838 - 426 pages
...which Bassanio in the play gives of Gratiano's conversation ; " He speaks an infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...them, and when you have them they are not worth the search1." It is therefore futility in the thought, and not perspicuity in the language, which is the...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1839
...only commendable In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible-^-- [Exeunt GRA. ana. LORES. liuss. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere yon find them ; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search. ) Ant. Is that any thing now...
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare, Thomas Price - 1839 - 460 pages
...Whose nature sickens but to speak a truth. 11 — v. 3. 289 He speaks an infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...when you have them, they are not worth the search. - 9— i. 1. 290 Was this taken By any understanding pate but thine ? For thy conceit is soaking, will...
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The American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - Elocution - 1840 - 288 pages
...deprived of one of the simplest, and yet most useful inventions connected with the dress of modern times. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. — Shakspeare. If to do, were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches,...
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The Works of George Campbell: Philosophy of rhetoric

George Campbell - Theology - 1840
...which Bassanio in the play gives of Gratiano's conversation ; " He speaks an infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...them, and when you have them they are not worth the search4." It is therefore futility in the thought, and not perspicuity in the language, which is the...
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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - English literature - 1840
...with narrow-necked bottlei ; the leti they b*sv • them, the more noitw they make in pouring it out." wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek...when you have them, they are not worth the search." There is an Italian proverb which says, that an eternal talker would be more agreeable company if the...
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Literary Leaves; Or, Prose and Verse Chiefly Written in India, Volume 1

David Lester Richardson - English literature - 1840
...with narrow-necked bottles; the less they have ia them, the more noise they make in pouriug it out." wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek...when you have them, they are not worth the search." There is an Italian proverb which says, that an eternal talker would be more agreeable company if the...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1841 - 396 pages
...which Bassanio in the play gives of Gratioano's conversation : " He speaks an infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...all day ere you find them, and when you have them ihey are not worth the search."* It is therefore futility in the thought, and not perspicuity in the...
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The works of William Shakespeare, the text formed from an entirely ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1842
...infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheati hid in two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day...the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now, what lady is the same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you to-day promis'd to tell me of? Bass. Tis not...
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Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare - 1843 - 77 pages
...and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt GRATIAXO OW/LORENZO. 358 Ant. It is that: — any thing now. Jlass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now , what lady is the same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage , That yon to-day promis'd to tell me of? Bass. 'T is...
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