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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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The Plays of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Old Copies, and by the ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 884 pages
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LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM CHAURER TO TENNYSON

HENRY REED - 1855
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays and Poems ...

William Shakespeare - 1855 - 986 pages
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - English literature - 1855 - 387 pages
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The Lover's Seat. Kathemérina Or Common Things in Relation to ..., Volume 2

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1856
...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 kind of fascination, indeed, which is exercised on common minds by whatever sounds like intellectual...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspere, from the text of Johnson, Stevens ...

William Shakespeare - 1856
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The Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice. Midsummer night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...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 naught but fame ; And every godfather can give a name. King. How well...
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The Complete Works of Shakspeare, Revised from the Best ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1857
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fix6d 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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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...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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Shakspere's Werke, herausg. und erklärt von N. Delius. [With ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1858
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