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" Save base authority from others' books. These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are. "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 149
1840
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Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labor's lost. Merchant of Venice. As you ...

William Shakespeare - 1836
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are. Too much to know, is, to know nought but fame; And every godfather can give a name.3 King. How well...
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Prose and Verse, from the Port Folio of an Editor

Isaac Clarke Pray - American poetry - 1836 - 186 pages
...earthly god-fathers of Heaven's lights, Who give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are — and we may be assured that those objects only will engage the attention of the many which strike...
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The complete works of William Shakspeare, with notes by the most ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1838
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star. Have no more profit of their come anon to my lodging. [Exit a Servant. Laun. To him, Too much to know, is to know nought but fame ; And every godfather can give a name. King, flow well...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

American periodicals - 1840
...obligation to Franklin for his kites, and to Newton for his school-boy nomenclature of the skies 1 ' Earthly god-fathers of heaven's lights, Who gave a...through the grave-yard, thinking over the ' guiltless Cromwells,' and ' inglorious Mutons,1 compounded here with their native dust, and surveying every thing,...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

American periodicals - 1840
...nomenclature of the skies ? ' Earthly god-fathers of heaven's lights, Who gave a name to every fijed star, With no more profit of the shining nights, Than those that walk and wot not what they are.1 While I strayed through the grave-yard, thinking over the ' guilt' less Cromwells,' and ' inglorious...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors ...

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1842
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are. Too much to know is to know nought but fame ; And every godfather can give a name. King. How well he's...
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Knight's Cabinet edition of the works of William Shakspere, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1843
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are. Too much to know is, to know nought but fame ; And every godfather can give a name. King. How well...
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1847
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star. Have no more profit of their ht one. Jaq. And how was that ta'en up ? Touch. 'Faith, we met, Too much to know is to know nought but fame; And every godfather can give a name. King. How well he's...
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Comedies. Two gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare - 1847
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star. Have no more profit of their O Ō ? P eE XM i 6 \ Too much to know is to know nought but fame; And every godfather can give a name. King. How well he's...
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Sketch of the life of Shakespeare. Tempest. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1848
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That gave a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are Too much to know, is, to know nought but fame ; Anil every godfather can give a name. King. How well...
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