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" I behold like a Spanish great galleon, and an English man-of-war; Master Coleridge, like the former, was built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances. CVL, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could... "
The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature - Page 11
1835
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Anglorum Speculum: Or The Worthies of England, in Church and State

Thomas Fuller - Great Britain - 1684 - 974 pages
...Learning ; folid, but flow in his performances ; whilft Shakefpeare (like an Englifh Man of War, lefs in bulk, but lighter in Sailing') could turn with...tack about, and take advantage of all Winds, by the quicknefs of his wit and invention. He dyed 16,. and was buried at Stratford. ( Michael Drayton, born...
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Shakespeare, Davies, Donne, Hall, Stirling, Jonson, Corbet, Carew, Drummond

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...higher in learning : solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The following particulars are transcribed from Oldys' MS. additions to. Langbaine. Oldys, like Spence,...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 3

Enos Bronson - Literature, Modern - 1810
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performance. Shakspeare with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. He died anno Domini 1616, and was buried at Stratford upon Avon, the town of his nativity — Fuller....
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1814
...higher in learning; solid, but " slow in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English " man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could , •...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention."* I before observed, that the pleasure we receive from wit is increased, when the two ideas between which...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama (Comedy) - 1872 - 196 pages
...the former, was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow, in his performances : Shakespeare, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The Poet kept up his interest in the affairs of the company, and spent more or less of his time in...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 19

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, ,with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The following particulars are transcribed from Oldys* MS additions to Langbaine. Oldys, like Spence,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Biography - 1815
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take ail-. vantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and in-. vention." The following particulars...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances: Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." " His name," says Lord Clarendon," " can never be forgotten ; having by his very good learning, and...
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The Works of Ben Jonson, Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...was built far higher in learning, solid but slow in his performances, Shakspeare, like the latter, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." Fuller, vol. ii. p. 415. These " wit-combates" then (on which Mr. Malone founds a charge of hostility,)...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances: Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in. bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." " His name," says Lord Clarendon," " can never be forgotten ; having by his very good learning, and...
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