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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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Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...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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