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" A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller : he follows it at all adventures ; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. "
The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Seite xxv
von William Shakespeare - 1768
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 263 Seiten
...fondness for them. In a famous passage in his Preface of 1765 he writes : A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller; he follows it at all adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...
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Metamorphoses of Helen: Authority, Difference, and the Epic

Mihoko Suzuki - 1992 - 271 Seiten
...her own death that she is able to do so. Epilogue: Antony and Cleopatra A quibble is to Shakespeare, what luminous vapours are to the traveller; he follows it at all adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. ... A quibble, poor and barren...
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Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction

Derek Attridge, Professor of English Derek Attridge, Attridge Derek - 1995 - 274 Seiten
...pronounced with one more or one less syllable than you have shown. (a) A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller: he follows it at all adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way and sure to engulf him in the mire. (b) In life's last scene what prodigies...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Band 5

Brian Vickers - 1995 - 568 Seiten
...does best, he soon ceases to do.' 5 Cf. Dryden (1.138); Kames (4.479ff.). A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller; he follows it at all adventures, it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 Seiten
...Learned" (1821-1822). First published in Edinburgh Magazine (July 1818). 2 A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller: he follows it at all adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way and sure to engulf him in the mire. SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1709-1784) British...
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Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation

Bharat Tandon - 2003 - 303 Seiten
...Nothing, III. i., 34; TheNorton Facsimile, p. 127. 76 OED, p. 2452. 77 'A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller; he follows it at all adventures, it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire.' Johnson on Shakespeare, p. 1...
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Renaissance Figures of Speech

Sylvia Adamson, Gavin Alexander, Katrin Ettenhuber - 2007 - 306 Seiten
...decided, expressed with customary vigour, and worth quoting almost in full: A quibble is to Shakespeare, what luminous vapours are to the traveller; he follows it at all adventures, it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...
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