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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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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...spring and winter trade. — The Bookseller, in The Citizen of the World — Goldsmith. DCCCCLXXVIL Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. — Shakspcare. DCCCCLXXVIIL At the working man's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter; nor will...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...in alabaster? Act i. Sc. 1. I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope my lips, let no dog bark ! Act i. Sc. 1. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing ; more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. Act i. Sc. 3. Even there, where merchants most do congregate. Act i. Sc. 3. The Devil can cite Scripture...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...spring and winter trade. — The Bookseller, in The Citizen of the World — Goldsmith. DCCCCLXXVH. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. — Shakspcare. DCCCCLXXVIII. At the working man's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter; nor...
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The works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1856
...Hass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing more than any man in all Venice : His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you...when you have them they are not worth the search. Aid. Well; tell me now, what lady is the same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you to-day...
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The Christian Review, Volume 5

Baptists - 1840
...they say of their preacher as Bassanio said of Gratiano, " He speaks an infinite deal of nothing ; his reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...seek all day ere you find them, and when you have found them, they are not worth the search," the consequence is, the hearers lose the character of hearers,...
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Choisir et construire: niveaux A-B-C

Christian Bouscaren - 1993 - 255 pages
...dismissed me. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff :...when you have them, they are not worth the search. SHAKESPEARE : Merchant of Venice — 1-1-1 14. 123 to call, 'draw or attract so's attention (0) : attirer...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1852
...quidnuncs delight seldom contains more of truth than there was sense found in Gratiano's discourse : ' His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...when you have them they are not worth the search.' Sir Aubrey Vacant saunters to the Reform, and there has the good luck to meet with his restless friend...
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Improvement Era, Volume 7, Issue 1

1904
...become like Gratiano, the ancient proser, who spoke an infinite deal of nothing; and whose reasons were as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff;...when you have them they are not worth the search." Truth brings unity, and unity strength and power. Let us all work for the advancement of truth, that...
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Verständigungsprobleme in Shakespeares Dramen

Hans-Jürgen Weckermann - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 369 pages
...wird: Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are äs two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff: you...when you have them they are not worth the search. (MV I. i. 114-118) Diese Bemerkung Bassanios hebt in aller Deutlichkeit den Gebrauch von Sprache um...
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Shakespeare's Universe of Discourse: Language-Games in the Comedies

Keir Elam, William Shakespeare - Drama - 1984 - 339 pages
...Ant. It is that anything now. Bass. Gratiano speaks an inf1nite deal of nothing (more than any man in Venice), his reasons are as two grains of wheat hid...when you have them, they are not worth the search, (1. 1. 79-118) There is, perhaps, a certain irony in so much talk about too much talk. And Gratiano's...
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