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" Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue,... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Measure for measure. Midsummer ... - Page 305
by William Shakespeare - 1826
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1826
...these students at that time Was there with him : if I have heard a truth, Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue, (conceit's expositor,) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826
...is now the property of my friend Mr. Langton, the following passage from his beloved Shakespeare : A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 84

English literature - 1819
...well-regulated laugher— Biron (not Byron) they call him ; but a merrier man, II' -ii, in Ute limit ofbeconùag mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye...doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears...
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The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ...

William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
...Beauty is bought by judgment of the' eye, Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues. j\. MERRY MAN. A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest: Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor,) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears...
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed ...

English drama - 1827
...for his own ; and who shall say, that the laughing god ever made choice of a droller disciple ? : " A merrier man. Within the limit of becoming mirth,...object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-movingjest." On the 9th of September, 1793, Mr. Mathews made his first appearance on any stage,...
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and Critical, Volume 16

George Daniel, John Cumberland - English drama - 1827
...for his own ; and who shall'say, that the laughing god ever made choice of a droller disciple ? ; " A merrier man. Within the limit of becoming mirth,...object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-movingjest." On the 9th of September, 1793, Mr. Mathews made his first appearance on any stage,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...is now the property of my friend Air. Langten, the following passage from his beloved Shakespeare; " A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...object that the one doth catch. The other turns to a mlrth-moving jest t Which his fair tongue > Conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1828
...these students at that time Was there with him : if I have heard a truth, Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor), Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears...
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The Book of the Boudoir, Volume 1

Lady Morgan (Sydney) - English fiction - 1829 - 662 pages
...no subject untouched, and was himself the best of story-tellers, has bequeathed to posterity — " A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth,...doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears...
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