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" They say, miracles are past ; and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar things supernatural and causeless. Hence it is, that we make trifles of terrors ; ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when •we should submit ourselves... "
Littell's Living Age - Page 351
1897
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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 444 pages
...ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear. AW ii. 3. We have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar things, supernatural and causeless. AW ii, 3. PHRASES. Good phrases are surely, and ever were. very commendable. H. IV. PT. n. iii. 4....
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The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853 - 420 pages
...familiar things supernatural and causeless. Henee is it, that we make trifles of terrors, ensconeing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear. Par. Why, 't is the rarest argument of wonder, that hath shot out in our latter times. Ber, And so...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Dramatic and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 508 pages
...Kinp's Paluce. Eider Bertram, Lufeu, anti Patulles. la/. They say, miracles are past ; and we hav» our philosophical persons, to make modern* and familiar things, supernatural and causeless. Hcna is it, that we make trifles of terror* ; en.sconcir« ourselves into seeming knowledge, « hen...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1854 - 440 pages
...philosophical persons, to make modern1 and familiar things, supernatural and causeless. Hence is it, that we make trifles of terrors ; ensconcing ourselves...knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.2 Par. Why, 'tis the rarest argument of wonder, that hath shot out in our latter times. Her. And...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 4

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1854 - 504 pages
...lords were going to visit, must strike every one. Ib. sc. 3. Laf. They say, miracles are past ; and we have our philosophical persons to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Shakspeare, inspired, as it might seem, with all knowledge, here uses the word ' causeless' in its...
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Getting to Know Waiwai: An Amazonian Ethnography

Alan Tormaid Campbell - 1995 - 266 pages
...us all. Old Lafew in All's Well that Ends Well saw the predicament: They say miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern...familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should...
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The Errant Art of Moby-Dick: The Canon, the Cold War, and the Struggle for ...

William V. Spanos - 1995 - 396 pages
...speech of Lafeu in the latter, ironically entitled "problem play": "They say miracles are past, and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern...familiar, things supernatural and causeless Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should...
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The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-century Representations

Diane Purkiss - 1996 - 308 pages
...3 The witch in the hands of historians A tale of prejudice and fear They say miracles are past, and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern...familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should...
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The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism: Reading Against the Grain

Kevin J. H. Dettmar - 1996 - 300 pages
...detective, quotes from All's Well That Ends Well to good effect: "They say that miracles are past, and we have our philosophical persons to make modern and...familiar things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge when we should submit...
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Reading the Renaissance: Culture, Poetics, and Drama

Jonathan Locke Hart - 1996 - 304 pages
...modern and thus decadent fall from this magical state of grace: "Lafew. They say miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons to make modern and familiar. things supernatural and causeless" (2.3.13). There is. however. a radical difference between the straight-faced earnestness of Alls Well....
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