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" English man-ofwar, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. "
The Great English Essayists: With Introductory Essays and Notes - Pagina 319
door William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - 1909 - 351 pagina’s
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Anglorum Speculum: Or The Worthies of England, in Church and State

Thomas Fuller - 1684 - 974 pagina’s
...Learning ; folid, but flow in his performances ; whilft Shakefpeare (like an Englifh Man of War, lefs in bulk, but lighter in Sailing') could turn with...tack about, and take advantage of all Winds, by the quicknefs of his wit and invention. He dyed 16,. and was buried at Stratford. ( Michael Drayton, born...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - 1802 - 587 pagina’s
...performances. Shake" fpeare, with the Englifh man of war, leffer in bulk, " but; " but lighter in failing, could turn with all tides, tack " about and take advantage of all winds, by the quick** nefs of his wit and invention*." I before obferved, that the pleafure we receive from \vk is...
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Polyanthos, Volume 1

1806
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow in 'his performances. Shakespeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but light<er in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take ftdvantage of all minds, by the quickness c 4iis wit and invention. TITLES OF SoVEREIGNS....
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - 1807
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." . Had these " Wit-combats,"...
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Liber facetiarum, being a collection of curious and interesting anecdotes

Liber - 1809 - 344 pagina’s
...higher in 150 learning; solid, but slow in his performances-. Shakespear, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." Curiosities of Literature,...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines, Volume 3

Enos Bronson - 1810
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performance. Shakspeare with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. He died anno Domini 1616, and was buried at Stratford upon Avon, the town of his nativity — Fuller....
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Shakespeare, Davies, Donne, Hall, Stirling, Jonson, Corbet, Carew, Drummond

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...higher in learning : solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The following particulars are transcribed from Oldys' MS. additions to. Langbaine. Oldys, like Spence,...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - 1813 - 509 pagina’s
...performances. Shake*' fpeare, with the Englifli man of war, leffer in bulk, " but lighter in failing, could turn with all tides, tack " about and take advantage of all winds, by th " quicknefs of his wit and invention."* I before obferved, that the pleafure we receive • from...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - 1814
...higher in learning; solid, but " slow in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English " man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could , •...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention."* I before observed, that the pleasure we receive from wit is increased, when the two ideas between which...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1872 - 196 pagina’s
...the former, was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow, in his performances : Shakespeare, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The Poet kept up his interest in the affairs of the company, and spent more or less of his time in...
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