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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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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 403 pages
...like 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'. Thomas Plume, around 1657, said Shakespeare was a glover's son and that 'Will was a good honest fellow,...
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The Genius of Shakespeare

Jonathan Bate - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 384 pages
...Shakespeare, meanwhile, is a nimble English warship, 'lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, [which] could mm with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention.' The earliest, and most likely to be authentic, of these anecdotes is the following, recorded in several...
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The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Robert Nye - Fiction - 1999 - 398 pages
...frigate, lesser in bulk, could out-manoeuvre him in any exchange, being lighter in sailing, and able to turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. Needless to say, this pleased Mr Jonson no more than the fact that it was only when Mr Shakespeare...
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The Pub in Literature: England's Altered State

Steven Earnshaw - History - 2000 - 294 pages
...the former) was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow, in his performances. Shakspere, like the English man-ofwar, lesser in bulk, but lighter...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention.'' Minor examples elsewhere in Shakespeare illustrate the heightened importance of the control of drinking...
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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 pages
...higher in Learning; Solid, but Sloiv'm his performances. Shake-spear, with the English-man of War, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his Wit and Invention.17 Fuller (born 1608) could just have witnessed a wit-combat but, as others have noted, more...
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Shakespeare and the Poets' War

James Bednarz - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 266 pages
...higher in Learning; Solid, but Slow, in his performances. Shakespeare with the English man of War, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds, by the quickness of his Wit and Invention. 1 Fuller cleverly evokes their conflict as an epic struggle that reenacted the sea battle of the Armada—with...
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Shakespeare: For All Time

Stanley Wells, Professor of Shakespeare Studies Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 442 pages
...Charles the wrestler and wins Rosalind's heart in Francis Hayman's drawing engraved for Hanmer's edition. with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention.25 At around the same time Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (herself a dramatist)...
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Shakespeare

Russell A. Fraser - 1988
...man of war." Jonson, galleon-like, "was built far higher in learning, solid but slow." Shakespeare, "lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." Jonson's triumphs depend on emotion, however, Shakespeare's on myopic study and the close pursuit of...
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