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" In his comic scenes he is seldom very successful when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm; their jests are commonly gross and their pleasantry licentious; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy,... "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Page xxvii
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm ; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious ; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicary, nor are sufficiently distinguished from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners....
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm ; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he represented the real conversation of his time is not easy to determine ; the reign of Elizabeth...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's ed, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm ; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious;...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he represented the real conversation of his time is not easy to determine ; the reign of Klizfabeth...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm ; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious ; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much dflleacy, nor are sufficiently distinguished from his clowns bv any appearance of refined manners....
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Shakspeare's himself again; or the language of the poet asserted

Andrew Becket - 1815
...successful when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm ; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious ; neither his Gentlemen nor Ladies have much delicacy, nor are sufficiently distinguished from his clowns by any appearance of...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contest of sarcasm: their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he represented the real conversation of his time, is not easy to determine. The reign of Elizabeth...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm : their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he represented the real conversation of his time is not easy to determine : the reign of Elizabeth...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm : their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he represented the real conversation of his time is not easy to determine : the reign of Elizabeth...
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Elegant extracts, Volume 55

Elegant extracts - 1816
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contest! of sarcasm; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious;...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he represented the real conversation of his time a not easy to determine ; the reign of Elizabeth...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contest of sarcasm : their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious ; neither his gentlemen nor liis ladies have much delicacy, nor are sufficiently distinguished from his clowns by any appearance...
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