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" I might say, element ; but the word is over-worn. [Exit, Via. This fellow's wise enough to play the fool ; And to do that well, craves a kind of wit : He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time ; • And, like the... "
The Works: Of Shakespear. In which the Beauties Observed by Pope, Warburton ... - Page 116
by William Shakespeare - 1771
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The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...that well craves a kind of wit : He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time ; And, like the haggard, check at every...feather That comes before his eye. This is a practice » In the ' Testament of Cresseyde,' we have, " Great penurye Thou suffer shall, and as a beggar dye."...
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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 418 pages
...that well, craves a kind of wit : He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time ; And, like the haggard, check at every...feather That comes before his eye. This is a practice, FOOL,— continued. As full of labour as a wise man's art : For folly, that he wisely shows, is fit...
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Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays, from Early ...

1853 - 528 pages
...professed jester, remarks : — " He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard, check at every feather That comes before his eye." The haggard was a wild hawk that flew at all birds indiscriminately ; and what Viola is therefore made...
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Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays from Early ...

John Payne Collier - 1853 - 526 pages
...professed jester, remarks : — " He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard, check at every feather That comes before his eye." The haggard was a wild hawk that flew at all birds ; and what Viola is therefore made to say is the...
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Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays: From Early ...

John Payne Collier - 1853 - 541 pages
...professed jester, remarks : — " He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, aud the time, And, like the haggard, check at every feather That comes before his eye." The haggard was a wild hawk that flew at all birds ; and what Viola is therefore made to say is the...
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Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays: From Early ...

John Payne Collier - 1853 - 528 pages
...professed jester, remarks : — " He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard, check at every feather That comes hefore his eye." The haggard was a wild hawk that flew at all birds indiscriminately ; and what Viola...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays and Poems ...

William Shakespeare - 1855 - 986 pages
...of wit : He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, 1 Not, oot fall: wo now are near his cell. Str. Monster, your fairy, which, you say, practico As full of labor as a wise man's art ; For folly, that he wisely shows, is fit, But wise men's...
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An Account of the Life, Opinions, and Writings of John Milton: With an ...

Thomas Keightley - Poets, English - 1855 - 484 pages
...iv. 4. He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time, And not, like the haggard, check at every feather That comes before his eye. — Twelfth NigJit, iii. lf The following seem to be additions : — 1 '11 yo to him, and undertake...
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The Complete Works of Shakspeare, Revised from the Best ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1857
...that well craves a kind of wit : He must observe their mood on whom he jests, The quality of persons, and the time ; And, like the haggard, check at every...comes before his eye. This is a practice As full of labor as a wise man's art : For folly, that he wisely shews, is fit ; But wise men, folly-fallen, quite...
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Shakspere's Werke, herausg. und erklärt von N. Delius ..., Part 155, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1859
...well craves a kind of wit: • He must observe their mood on whom he jests , The quality of persons, and the time, And, like the haggard, check at every feather That comes before his eye. ls This is a practice As full of labour as a wise man's art; For folly, that he wisely shows, is 6t,...
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