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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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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 218

England - 1925
...jnrformances. Shakespeare, with the English man-of-war, in bulk, but lighter in 684 Ben Jonson, the Man. could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." It is a noble comparison, and for those that have eyes to see it bears upon it the fair imprint of...
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The Indicator, Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1820
...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." This is a happy simile, with the exception of what is insinuated about Jonson's greater solidity. But...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1821
...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 New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 51

English literature - 1838
...far higher in learning — solid, hut slow in his performances : Shakspeare, like the latter, less in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." Who that now sips his Claret at Crockford's would not prefer to have dropt in at the Mermaid in Cornhill,...
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The Brighton magazine, Volume 1

English essays - 1822
...performances ;" and Shakspeare, " like an English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, that could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." Who that insipidly sips Noyau at White's, would not prefer to have dropped in at the Mermaid in Cornhill,...
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The life of Shakspeare; enquiries into the originality of his dramatic plots ...

Augustine Skottowe - 1824
...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." This farfetched simile of the quaint biographer is no very happy illustration of conversational powers...
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The Life of Shakespeare: Enquiries Into the Originality of His ..., Volume 1

Augustine Skottowe - Dramatists, English - 1824
...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." This farfetched simile of the quaint biographer is no very happy illustration of conversational powers...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1826 - 783 pages
...residuary legatees , he gives " all the rest of his goods , chattels , leases , plate , j«wels, etc." tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention. " This farfetched simile of the quaint biographer is no very happy illustration of conversational powers...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 11

Anecdotes - 1826
...built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances; Shakespeare, like the latter, less in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." With what delight should we have hung over any well authenticated instances of these " wit-combats...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 3

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826 - 305 pages
...(like the former) was built far higher in learning : solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English manof-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take * Published after Lord Bacon's degradation, and when he was almost universally deserted : an honourable...
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