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" Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. The brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not able to invent anything that tends to laughter, more than I invent, or is invented on me: I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Richard II. Henry IV, pt. 1-2 ... - Page 259
by William Shakespeare - 1826
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays

Cambridge University Press - Drama - 2002 - 283 pages
...contemporaries: 'the brain of this foolish compounded clay-man is not able to invent anything that intends to laughter more than I invent, or is invented on...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men' (1.2 4-7). Falstaff's complaints about his gout, his tailor, and his consumptive purse establish key...
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Shakespeare's Festive History: Feasting, Festivity, Fasting, and Lent in the ...

David Ruiter - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 204 pages
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King Henry IV Part 2: Second Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 242 pages
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The Man Shakespeare

Frank Harris - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 332 pages
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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 83

1984
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

Robert Chochrane - Literary Collections - 2005 - 564 pages
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The Right Honorable Joseph Addison V3: His Works

Joseph Addison - 2006 - 496 pages
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The Companion - After-Dinner Table-Talk

Robert Conger Pell - Self-Help - 2007 - 196 pages
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The Man Shakespeare

Frank Harris - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 372 pages
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