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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 Monthly magazine - Page 296
by Monthly literary register - 1810
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...his wit ; " For every object that the one doth catch, " The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; " Which his fair tongue (Conceit's expositor) " Delivers...gracious words, " That aged ears play truant at his tales, " And younger hearings are quite ravished ; " So sweet and voluble is his discourse." We were...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...for his wit; " For every object that the one doth catch, " The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; " Which his fair tongue (Conceit's expositor) " Delivers...gracious words, " That aged ears play truant at his tales, " And younger hearings are quite ravished; " So sweet and voluble is his discourse." We were...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1807
...occasion for his wit; For every object that the one 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 piny truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his discourse....
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Observations on our principal dramatic authors. The school for husbands, a ...

James Mason - 1809
...occasion for his wit, For every object, that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers...and gracious words That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished : So sweet and voluble is his discourse. Prin. God bless...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1810
...occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other tuvns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers...gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his discourse. ^ Prin. God...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Much ado about nothing ; Midsummer-night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue (conceit t expositor ), Delivers in such apt and gracious words. That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his discourse. _ Prin. God...
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Twelfth-night. Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing. Midsummer-night ...

William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1811
...occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one 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 years play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1810
...occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, 4 That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble...
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Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century;: comprizing biographical ...

John Nichols - 1814
...the limits of becoming mirth, I never spent a social hour withal. His eye doth seek occasion for his wit, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged years grow truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished, So sweet and voluble is .his...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 84, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1814
...ev'ry object that the one doth catch. The o'.her turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair pen — (Conceit's expositor)— Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished. So sweet and voluble is his discource, That hear him...
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