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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream - Page 111
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1790
...Ltfi. — Not a word with him but a jcft, and every jeft but a word - tttd. — a jeft's profpcrity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it Ibid. — I'll jeft a tmh-cmonth in an hofpital - - U>ul. — Turning lliefe jefts out cf fervice let...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791
...influence is begot of that loofc grace Which (hallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jeft's profperiry ttle bread ! Ah, no ! To diftant climes, a dreary fcene, Where half the convex \vorld in iul.lv ears, Deaft with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle (corns, continue...
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An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakspeare ...

Samuel Ayscough - 1791 - 1754 pages
...Errort. Much ¿Je About Nothing. 1Ш. ¡bid. ii Labor Left. Kid. — ajcU's profperlty lies in the car of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it - - liij. — Plljtfl a twelvemonth in an hofpital . IKJ.\¡ — Turning thcfe jefls out of fervice...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1793
...influence is begot of that loofe grace, Which fhallow laughing hearers give to fools : A j eft's profperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if fickly ears, Deaf d with the clamours of their own dear groans,* — fierce rxdea--conr — ] Fiertt...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...influence is begot of that loofe grace Which {hallow laughing hearers give to fools : A ¡eft's profpcrity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it, Then, if fickly cars, Deaft with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle fcorns, continue...
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Works, Containing His Plays and Poems: To which is Added a Glossary, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1797
...influence is begot of that loofe grace, Which mallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jeft's profperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if fickly ears, DeaPd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle fcorns, continue...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1797
...influence is begot ofthat loofe grace, Which mallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jeft's profperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if fickly ears, ' Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans»* Will hear your idle-fcorns, continue...
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The Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare: With Introductory ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1798
...influence is begot of that loofe grace, -Which fhallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jeft's profperity lies in the ear, Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if fickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle fcorns, continue...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare. ....

William Shakespeare - 1800
...influence is begot of that loofe grace, Which (hallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jeft's profperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if fickly ears, Deaf M with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle fcorns, continue...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...laughter in the throat of death? It cannot be; it is impossible: Mirth cannot move a soul in agony. Rosa. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Whose...tongue Of him that makes it: then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their oM-n dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue then, And...
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