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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 Library, Volume 6

Sir John Young Walker MacAlister, Alfred William Pollard, Ronald Brunlees McKerrow, Sir Frank Chalton Francis - Bibliography - 1905
...[says that merry Knight] take a Pride to gird at me. The Brain of Man is not able to invent anything that tends to Laughter more than I invent, or is invented...in myself, but the Cause that Wit is in other Men.' (47.) There are other references to be quoted from the Comedies. The haughty George Powell, who has...
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The Works of William Shakespeare...

William Shakespeare - 1906
...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...witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other 10 men. I do here walk before thee like a sow that hath overwhelm'd all her litter but one. If the...
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Shakespeare's History of King Henry the Fourth ...

William Shakespeare - 1908
...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...that h'ath overwhelmed all her litter but one. If ihe prince put thee into my service for any other reason than to set me off, why then I have no judgment....
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History of King Henry the Fourth, Part 2

William Shakespeare - 1908
...take a pride to gird at me ; the brain of this foolish-jcompounded clay, man, is not able to invent any thing that tends to laughter, more than I invent...other men. I do here walk before thee like a sow that Jiath overwhelmed all her litter but one. If ihe prince put thee into my service for any other reason...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 12

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1908
...sorts 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...but the cause that wit is in other men. I do here 10 walk before thee like a sow that hath overwhelmed all her litter but one. If the prince put thee...
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The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, Part 2

William Shakespeare - 1918 - 177 pages
...himself. His own fatness amuses him quite 1 v. 1. 74-76. as much as it can possibly amuse his friends : "I am not only witty in myself ; but the cause that...like a sow that hath- overwhelmed all her litter but one."1 He fully enjoys the ridiculous contrast between himself and his tiny page, and declares: "If...
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The Yale Shakespeare: The second part of King Henry the fourth, ed. by S.B ...

William Shakespeare - 1921
...at me: the brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not able to invent anything that tends 8 to laughter, more than I invent or is invented on...walk before thee like a sow that hath overwhelmed all 12 her litter but one. If the prince put thee into my service for any other reason than to set me off,...
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The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth, Ed

William Shakespeare - 1921 - 160 pages
...at me: the brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not able to invent anything that tends 8 to laughter, more than I invent or is invented on...walk before thee like a sow that hath overwhelmed all 12 her litter but one. If the prince put thee into my service for any other reason than to set me off,...
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The Sense of Humor

Max Eastman - Wit and humor - 1921 - 257 pages
...him. "The brain of this foolish compounded clay, man," says Sir John, "is not able to invent anything that tends to laughter, more than I invent or is invented...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." For the heroic measure of that boast, as well as for the degree of its poetic achievement, we must...
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Occasions: A Volume of Essays on Such Divers Themes as Laughter and ...

Holbrook Jackson - Books and reading - 1923 - 196 pages
...makes Falstaff 8ay : " 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...in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men." — 2 Henry IV, Act I, Sc. 2. 93 found of living humourists. What are Kipps and Mr. Polly, and even...
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