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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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Daily Bible illustrations, original readings. Evening series, Volume 8

John Kitto - 1867
...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. ' So we shall never be asked — it will never be essential to our well-being, here or hereafter —...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...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. Sh. Love's LL ASTBONOMY. Devotion I daughter of astronomy ! An undevcut astronomer is mad. Young, NT...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 69

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 - 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.'* So much for the sciolist. And next for the complaint of the adept. We do not desire to maintain that...
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Courts and courtiers - 1962 - 213 pages
...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 1 None of the fantastics...
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Comic Transformations in Shakespeare

Ruth Nevo - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 242 pages
...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. (ii 80-91) So forceful indeed is this pragmatical view that the King resorts to his favourite figure...
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Shakespeare's Universe of Discourse: Language-Games in the Comedies

Keir Elam, William Shakespeare - Drama - 1984 - 339 pages
...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. (88ff.) As with all...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights. That give a name to every fixed star. Have no more profit of their erican Epidemic,' added to 1 986 ed.). Sw al» Jaman on DfAlH WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1 564-1 Ы6), English dramatist, poet. Biton, In żone's Labour's Lost, act 1,...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their t possest Too much to know, is to know naught but fame; And every godfather can give a name. KINO. How well he's...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...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. (1.1.80-93) Those...
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Analog and Digital Signal Processing

Professor Hussein Baher - Science - 2001 - 520 pages
...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. ' Shakespeare 'Love's...
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