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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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The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Note Book, Volumes 3-4

William Maxwell - Virginia - 1850
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow, irl 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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The Essays of Elia, Volume 1

Charles Lamb - Essays - 1851
...built far higher in learning, solid, but slow in his performances. C. VL, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...thou, their compeer, be quickly forgotten, Allen, with the cordial smile, and still more cordial laugh, with which thou wert wont to make the old Cloisters...
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 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...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." Of these encounters of the keenest intellects not a vestige now remains. The memory of Fuller, perhaps,...
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Shakspere: His Times and Contemporaries

George Markham Tweddell - 1852 - 224 pages
...solid, but slow in his performanee. Shakspere, like an English man of- war, lesser in bulk, but higher in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." Frauds Meres, MA, now publishes his "noted schoolbook." called " Wit's Treasury," which is a collection...
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Essays and Tales in Prose, Volume 1

Barry Cornwall - English literature - 1853
...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...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention.' Jonson (a warm hearted man, as well as a sterling writer) declares, ' I do love the man and honor his...
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The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853
...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...tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quiekness of his wit and invention3." The simile is well chosen, and it eame from a writer who seldom...
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The plays of Shakspere, carefully revised [by J.O.] with ..., Part 166, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1853
...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 •dVantagtof all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." T poet's feelings, a dim and...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart, Esq., F.R.SS., ...: Elements of the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1854
...(like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English manof-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention."i I before observed, that the pleasure we receive from wit is increased, when the two ideas...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Elements of the philosophy of the ...

Dugald Stewart - 1854
...(like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English manof-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter...advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention."i I before observed, that the pleasure we receive from wit is increased, when the two ideas...
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New ..., Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1854 - 978 pages
...in Learning, Solid, but Slow in h performance*. Shakespeare, with the English man of war, leeser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could' turn with...and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of hU Wit and Invention." Falbr** WerOnit (Warwick.), p. 126, d. 1G62. YOL. I. 4 Had mr.irif to put...
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