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" What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life! "
Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review - Page 9
1891
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 3

Richard Ryan - 1826 - 334 pages
...which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ? Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull life....
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 13

1826 - 374 pages
...Beaumont let his thoughts wander, in his letter to Jonson, from the country : " What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if every one from whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest," &c' Unfortunately, nons of...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 11

1826 - 372 pages
...Jonson, from the country: " What things have we seen Done at the MERMAID ? heard words that have been 80 nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." For the expression, " wit-combats," we must refer to Fuller...
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The Posthumous Papers, Facetious and Fanciful, of a Person Lately about Town

Cornelius Webbe - 1828 - 468 pages
...silence, at so many brilliant imaginations, and watch the striking out of their fiery sparks of wit, So nimble and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life....
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Ralegh with Some Account of the Period in ...

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1830 - 522 pages
...raillery, exalted by the power of genius, predominated over abstruse discussion. " What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been...subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his wit in a jest," &c. * Gifford's Life of Ben Jonson, p. 65. prefixed to an edition...
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The Irish penny magazine

1833 - 222 pages
...many brilliant imaginations, and watch the striking out of their fiery sparks of wit, So nimble and BO full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of Ma dull life....
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The Indicator, and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1834 - 342 pages
...which men do the best With the hest gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life....
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Memoirs of John Selden: And Notices of the Political Contest During His Time

George William Johnson - 1835 - 398 pages
...Beaumont fondly lets his thoughts wander, in his letter to Jonson from the country. ' What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! Heard words that have been...subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest.' " (Jonson's works, 1. Ixvi.) The intimacy and affection...
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Memoirs of John Selden and notices of the political contest during his time

George William Johnson - 1835 - 426 pages
...Beaumont fondly lets his thoughts wander, in his letter to Jonson from the country. ' What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! Heard words that have been...subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest.' " (Jonson's works, i. Ixvi.) The intimacy and affection...
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The Indicator and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1835 - 350 pages
...which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! Hard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life....
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