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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. "
From the age of Henry VIII to the age of Milton - Page 322
by Richard Garnett - 1903
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1750 - 560 pages
...Reft, Held up at Tennis, •which Men do the bejl With the left Gamejlers. What things have wefeen Done at the Mer-maid ! heard Words that have been So nimble and fo full of fubtle Flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole Wit...
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Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Early English Poet: Including ..., Volume 2

William Godwin - Great Britain - 1804 - 536 pages
...the convivial meetings he had been accustomed to hold with Shakespear, Fletcher and Jonson. gay and What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard...so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they cam«v Had meant to put his whole wit in ajest> And had resolv'd to live a fool the rest...
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Life of Francis Beaumont. Life of John Fletcher. Prefaces. Commendatory ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1811 - 712 pages
...saw you ; for wit is like a rest Held up at tennis,5 which men do the best With the best gamesters: what things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame/ As if that every one- from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher, Volume 2

Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont - English drama - 1811 - 712 pages
...heard words that hare 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 resolv'd to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then when there hath been thrown Wit able' enough...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher, Volume 2

Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont - English drama - 1811 - 728 pages
...themselves; • " For wit is like a res/, Held up at tennis, which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that hare been So nimble and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant...
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: In Fourteen Volumes: with an ..., Volume 1

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1812 - 562 pages
...a rest, With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Held up at tennis, which men do the best Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been So nimble and so full of subtle flame, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, As if that every one from whence they came And had resolved...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama (Comedy) - 1872 - 480 pages
...saw you ; for wit is like a rest Held up at tennis, which men do the best With the best gamesters. What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid ! heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtile flame, As if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,...
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The Works of Ben Jonson, Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816 - 538 pages
...them, Beaumont fondly lets his thoughts wander, in his letter to Jonson, from the country. — — " What things have we seen, Done at the MERMAID ! heard...they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest," &c. Fairer prospects now began to open on Jonson ; Elizabeth was frugal, and paid as grudgingly for...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 218

England - 1925 - 948 pages
...town and at work, sadly dreams of "the full Mermaid wine," and recalls the words that there he had heard : — " Words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle Same, Af if that every one from whence they came Had meant to put hie whole wit in a .'.ml had resolved...
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Memoirs of Mr. John Tobin ...

John Tobin, Elizabeth Benger - Authors, English - 1820 - 470 pages
...up at Tennis —*• which men do the best With the best gamesters. — What things have we see1!* Done at the Mermaid — heard words that have been...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...
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