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" I am a knave, if I know what to say, What course to take, or which way to resolve. My brain, methinks, is like an hour-glass, ' Wherein my imaginations run like sands, Filling up time; but then are turn'd and turn'd: So that I know not what to stay upon,... "
Cheveley, Or, The Man of Honour - Page 185
by Baroness Rosina Bulwer Lytton Lytton - 1839
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Dramatic Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 1

David Garrick - 1798
...consorts. H6 lam 1 am a knave, if I know what to say, What course to take, or which way to resolve. My brain, methinks, is like an hour-glass, Wherein...1 know not what to stay upon, And less, to put in act. It shall be so. Nay I dare build upon his secrecy, He knows not to deceive me. Tbomas ? Cash....
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The Dramatic Works of David Garrick: To which is Prefixed a Life ..., Volume 1

David Garrick - 1798 - 823 pages
...consorts. H6 lam I am 'a knave, if I know what to say, What course to take, or which way to resolve. My brain, methinks, is like an hour-glass, Wherein...like sands, Filling up time; but then are turn'd, and tnrn'd: So, that I know not what to stay upon, And less, to put in act. It shall be so. 5say I dare...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - 1808
...take, or which way to resolve. My brain, methinks, is like an hour-glass, Wherein my imagination runs, like sands, Filling up time; but then are turn'd and...that 1 know not what to stay upon, And less to put in act. — It shall be so Nay, I dare build upon his secrecy, He knows not to deceive me. Thomas! Cash....
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher ..., Volume 1

Ben Jonson - 1811
...MOST CAKACT«." p. .'0.'. [Art 3. Scene S. " My brain methinks is like an hour-glass, " Wherein in* imaginations run like sands " Filling up time ; but then are turn'd and tnrn'd: " So that I know not what to stay upon, " And li ss to put in act." It shall be so. Nay, I...
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The Works of Ben Jonson, Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...loose consorts. I am a knave, if I know what to say, What course to take, or which way to resolve. My brain, methinks, is like an hour-glass, Wherein my imaginations run like sands, Why, 'tis a cockle, or a walnut shell, A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap ; Away -with it ! come,...
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The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies ..., Volume 2

1832
...take, or which way to resolve. My brain, methinks, is like an hour-glass, Wherein my imagination runs, like sands, Filling up time ; but then are turn'd and turn'd ; So that I know not what to stay upon. And less to put in act. It shall be so. Nay, I dare build upon his secrecy,...
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Outre-mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea, Volume 1

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1835 - 248 pages
...more. And thus was consummated the martyrdom of the Baptism of Fire. COQ-AL'ANE. VOL. I. COQ-AL'ANE. My brain, methinks, is like an hour-glass, Wherein...sands, Filling up time ; but then are turn'd, and tum'd, So that I know not what to stay upon, less to put in art. BEN JONSOW. A RAINY and gloomy winter...
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Outre-mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea, Volumes 1-2

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1835
...Fire. COQ-AL'AN-E. COQ-AL'ANE. My brain, methinks, is like an hour-glass, Wherein my imaginations ran like sands, Filling up time ; but then are turn'd. and turn'd, So that I know not what to stay upon, And less to put in art. BEN JONSONA RAINY and gloomy winter was just...
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Original memoranda,etc

Robert Southey - 1850
...breeds in, Not caring how the metal of your minds Is eaten with the rust of idleness." Ibid. p. 61. "Mr brain methinks is like an hour-glass, Wherein my imaginations run like sands Filling up time ; but these are turn'd and turn'd, So that I know not what to stay upon, And less to put in act." — Ibid....
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Southey's common-place book. Ed. by J.W. Warter, Volume 4

Robert Southey - 1851
...breeds in, Not caring how the metal of your minds la eaten with the rust of idleness." Ibid. p. 61. "Mr brain methinks is like an hour-glass, Wherein my imaginations run like sands Filling up time ; but these are turn'd and turn'd, So that I know not what to stay upon, And less to put in act." — Ibid....
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