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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 Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1824 - 830 pages
...owed it, he might have more diseases, than he knew for. Fal. Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at wealth, Your highness pleased to forget mf me.'I am not only witty in myself, but the cause, that wit kin othermen. I do here walk before thee,...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volumes 11-12

William Shakespeare - Theater - 1826 - 960 pages
...b* might have more diseases than he knew for. Be -• Fit!. Men of All aorta take a pride to gird at omes not. . Bap. Didst 1 1 p. MI not say, he comes...him on his back. Bap. Why, that's all one. Siun. thce, like ;i sow, that bath overwhelmed all her litter but one. If the prince put thee into my service...
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The Spectator: Corrected from the Originals, Volume 1

1827
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A second selection from the papers of Addison in the Spectator and Guardian ...

Joseph Addison - 1828 - 80 pages
...that merry knight, " take a pride to gird at me. The brain of man is not able to invent any tiling that tends to laughter more than I invent, or is invented...witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other V. XXXIV. LAUGHTER. riXwf duaipos tv fiforoif citvov teucoy. iu •. /•>«.,;. fet.Pttt. Mirth out...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
...owed1 it, ho might have more diseases than he knew for. Fal. Men of all sorts take a pride to gird' at me ; The brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. 1 do here walk before thee, like a sow, that hath o'erwhclmed all her litter but one. If the »rince...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...all sorts take a pride to gird at me: the brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not able lo vent any thing that tends to laughter, more than I...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. — Falstaff— Shakspeare. CCCCLXX. Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well, When our deep plots...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...sorts," says that merry knight, " take a pride to gird at me. The brain of man is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter more than I invent,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." — Steele. MXLII. Our fathers prais'd rank ven'son. You suppose, Perhaps, young men ! our fathers...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...sorts," says that merry knight, " take a pride to gird at me. The brain of man is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter more than I invent,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." — Steele. MXLIL Oar fathers prais'd rank ven'son. You suppose, Perhaps, young men ! our fathers had...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 10

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...take a pride to gird at me : the brain of this foolish compounded clay, man, is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter more than I invent,...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men. Shalapeare. Henry IV. Those stepping stones, That as a waist do girdle you about. Shalupeare. Let inn...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

1830
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