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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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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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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...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." * I before observed, that the pleasure we receive from wit is increased, when the two ideas between...
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The Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the human mind

Dugald Stewart - 1829
...higher in learn* ing ; 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." * I before observed, that the pleasure we receive from wit is increased, when the two ideas between...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Raleigh with Some Account of the Period in ...

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - Explorers - 1830 - 496 pages
...was built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances. Shakespeare, 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. ; Jensen. The result of such communications as these, is frequently a close...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 1

Great Britain - 1831
...learning—solid, but slow in bis performances ; Shakspeare, like the latter, less in bulk, but lighter in Bailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." \frho that now sips his Novau at White's, but would prefer to have dropt in at the Mermaid in Cornhill,...
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The Indicator, and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - 1834
...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." This is a happy simile, with the exception of what is insinuated about Jonson's greater solidity. But...
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The Indicator and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volume 1

Leigh Hunt - English essays - 1835
...far higher in learning: solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with theEnglish 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 Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

English literature - 1835
...learning, solid, but slow in his performances. CVL, with the English man-of-war, lesser in hulk, hut lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack...and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of liis wit and invention." Nor shall thou, their compeer, be quickly forgotten, Allen, with a cordial...
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The Prose Works of Charles Lamb ...: Elia. First series

Charles Lamb - English literature - 1836
...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 turn...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." Nor shalt thou, their compeer, be quickly forgotten, Allen, with the cordial smile, and still more cordial...
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Shakespeare's Autobiographical Poems: Being His Sonnets Clearly Developed ...

Charles Armitage Brown - Autobiography in literature - 1838 - 306 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." Mr. Leigh Hunt, after quoting this passage in the Indicator, adds, — " This is a happy simile, with...
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