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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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Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 4-6

1845
...but slow in his performances. Shakspere, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk but lighter hi sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and...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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Glances at Life in City and Suburb ...: 2nd Series

Cornelius Webbe - 1845 - 376 pages
...performances;' Shakspere, ' like an English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, that could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention'?—Who that now muddles away his mornings at White's would not rather have dropped in at...
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1847
...like the former, was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances: Shakespeare, th saint Nicholas' clerks, I'll give thee this neck....for, I know, thou worship's! saint Nicholas as tr invention."2 The simile is well chosen, and it came from a writer who seldom said any thing ill.* Connected...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performance*. Shukspeure, with the English mon-of war, hU wit and invention.'— rulkr'i Worlhin. Besides the Mermaid, Jonson was a great frequenter of a...
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Select plays [5 plays], with notes and an intr. to each play and a life of ...

William Shakespeare - 1848
...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." We may here remark that the friendship, which had begun before, thus cemented with Jonson, to one of...
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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 560 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 wellknown deseription of the convivial intercourse of Shakspere and Jonson,...
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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 560 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...and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of hia wit and invention." Such is Thomas Fuller's wellknown description of the convivial intercourse...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...his performance*. Shakspcare, with the English man-of war. lesser in bulk, but lighter in gulling, invention.1 — t'ulltr't H'orthia. llcsidesthe Mermaid. Joneon waa a great f requcnter of a club called...
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The Works of Charles Lamb: To which are Prefixed His Letters, and ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd - English literature - 1850
...Coleridge, like the former, was built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances. C. VL, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...quickness of his wit and invention." Nor shall thou, their compaer, be quickly forgotten, Allen, with a cordial smile, and still more cordial laugh, with which...
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The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Companion, Volumes 3-4

Virginia - 1850
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow, in his performances. Shakespeare, with the EnglishMan of War, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quick ness of his Wit and Invention." But in spite of these odious comparisons of cotemporary critics...
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