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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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Complete Works: With Dr. Johnson's Preface, a Glossary, and an Account of ...

William Shakespeare - 1838 - 926 pages
...former, was built far higher in learning, solic bet slow in his performances. Shakspeare, like tie Utter, are Of these encounters of the keenest intellects not a vestige now remains. The memory ol Fuller, perhaps,...
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The History of the Worthies of England, Volume 3

Thomas Fuller - England - 1840
...(.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. He died anno Domini 1616,* and was buried at Stratfordupon-Avon, the town of his nativity. MICHAEL...
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The essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1840
...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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The Psyche, a magazine of belles lettres, ed. by the author of 'The ..., Issue 4

Edward Smallwood - 1840
...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." The contest, indeed, between these master-dramatists must have been, in almost every respect, strikingly...
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London, Volumes 1-2

Charles Knight - London (England) - 1841
...(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." When Fuller says " I behold," he meant with his " mind's eye ;" for he was only eight years of age...
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Essays

Leigh Hunt - 1841 - 79 pages
...(like the former) was built far higher in learning: solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...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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William Shakspere: A Biography, Book 2

Charles Knight - 1843 - 542 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." Such is Thomas Fuller's well-known description of the convivial intercourse of Shakspere and Jonson,...
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The works of Beaumont & Fletcher, with notes and a memoir by A. Dyce, Volume 10

Francis Beaumont - 1843
...far higher in Learning, Solid, but Slow in his performances. Shakespear, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...winds, by the quickness of his Wit and Invention." Fuller's Worthies ( Warwick.), p. 126, ed. 1 662. For three days past ; wit that might warrant be For...
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Shakespeare [sic] and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ...

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1843 - 660 pages
...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...advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit ami invention." With what delight should we have hung over any well authenticated instances of these...
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The works of Shakspere, revised from the best authorities: with a ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1843
...far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspere, like an English man of war, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take adranlаge of all winds, by the quickness of hie wit nnd invention." poet's feelings, a dim and shadowy...
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