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" A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight that he was content to purchase it by the sacrifice of reason, propriety, and truth.... "
The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All the Various ... - Página 126
por William Shakespeare - 1788
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Reason and Faith, and Other Miscellanies of Henry Rogers

Henry Rogers - 1853 - 458 páginas
...what was absurdly said of Shakspeare, might with some propriety be said of him, " that a pun was the Cleopatra for which he lost the world, and was content to lose it." In a moral and religious point of view, the character of Fuller is entitled to our veneration, and...
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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts, Volúmenes21-22

1854
...severely censures that writer for playing with words upon serious occasions. 'A quibble,' says he, 'was to him the fatal Cleopatra; for which he lost the world, and was content to lose it.' It must, however, be remembered, that though the doctor made sturdy efforts to emancipate the drama from...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued ..., Volumen1

Chambers's journal - 1854
...severely censures that writer for playing with words upon serious occasions. 'A quibble,' says he, ' was to him the fatal Cleopatra ; for which he lost the world, and was content to lose it.' It must, however, be remembered, that though the doctor made sturdy efforts to emancipate the drama from...
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The Living Age ..., Volumen55

1857
...what was absurdly said of Shakspeare, might with some propriety be said of him, " that a pun was the Cleopatra for which he lost' the world, and was content to lose it." In a moral and religious point of view, the character of Fuller is entitled to our , veneration, and...
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Rambles Among Words: Their Poetry, History and Wisdom

William Swinton - 1859 - 302 páginas
...or dead puns that occur to me, from, Shakespeare. Johnson asserts that a quibble was to Shakespeare the fatal Cleopatra for which he lost the world, and was content to lose it. This, like the generality of Johnsoniana, has considerable truth, with a vast deal of mere burly assertion...
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The New Speaker. With an Essay on Elocution

John Connery - 1861 - 395 páginas
...apple for which he will always turn aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation. A quibble,"] poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight, that...which he lost the world, and was content to lose it. — Johnsons Preface to Shakspere. This rule must be extended to a proper name, or any word of import...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight that...which he lost the world, and was content to lose it. . . . His histories, being neither tragedies nor comedies, are not subject to any of their laws ; nothing...
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Rambles Among Words: Their Poetry, History and Wisdom

William Swinton - 1864 - 302 páginas
...dead puns that occur to me, from Shakespeare. Johnson asserts that a quibble was to Shakespeare t!ie fatal Cleopatra for which he lost the world, and was content to lose it. This, like the generality of Johnsoniana, has considerable truth, with a vast deal of mere burly assertion...
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Ephemera

George William Lyttelton Baron Lyttelton - 1865 - 377 páginas
...Introduction to the Literature of Europe, III. 577. his career, or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight that...which he lost the world, and was content to lose it" * Of course, with regard to this last sentence, the retort on the critic is obvious, that for the sake...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, with Biographical Introduction by ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him and he leaves his work unfinished. A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight that...by the sacrifice of reason, propriety, and truth." They who choose may agree with this Johnsonian criticism; but do not let them forget that Shakespeare,...
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