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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... "
The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher: Printed from ... - Page 256
by Ben Jonson - 1811
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1750
...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 - 1804
...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 words, that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame, As if that every one from whence they cam«v Had meant to put his whole wit in ajest>...
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Life of Francis Beaumont. Life of John Fletcher. Prefaces. Commendatory ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1811
...themselves ; " 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 subtle 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 Beaumont and Fletcher: In Fourteen Volumes: with an ..., Volume 1

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1812 - 14 pages
...and Beaumont gives us the following fascinating account of their meetings, in his poetical epistle to Ben Jonson : . " What things have we seen Done...heard 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...
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The Works of Ben Jonson, Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...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 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,"...
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Memoirs of Mr. John Tobin ...

John Tobin, Elizabeth Benger - 1820 - 444 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 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,...
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Noontide leisure; or, Sketches in summer

Nathan Drake - 1824
...wit-combats," of which Beaumont several years after, in his letter to Jonson from the country, says, 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 whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest. It...
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The Life of Shakespeare: Enquiries Into the Originality of His ..., Volume 1

Augustine Skottowe - 1824
...and whose meetings furnished matter for retrospective delight in so competent a judge as Beaumont. " 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 whom they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest." *...
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Noontide Leisure: Or, Sketches in Summer, Outlines from Nature and ..., Volume 1

Nathan Drake - 1824
...wit-combats," of which Beaumont several years after, in his letter to Jonson from the country, says, 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 whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest. It...
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Noontide Leisure: Or, Sketches in Summer, Outlines from Nature and ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1824
...wit-combats," of which Beaumont several years after, in his letter to Jonson from the country, says, 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 whom they came, Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest. It...
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