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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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A Japanese Boy

Shiukichi Shigemi - 1889 - 128 Seiten
...associated, in the works of the early English writers. " A quibble," says Dr. Johnson, " is to Shakspeare, 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 engulph him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - 1891 - 701 Seiten
...they are rising in the mind, are checked and blasted by sudden frigidity. 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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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 Seiten
...they are rising in the mind, are checked and blasted by sudden frigidity. 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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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 Seiten
...are rising in the mind, are checked and blasted by sudden frigidity. . 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...
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Famous Introductions to Shakespeare's Plays by the Notable Editors of the ...

Beverley Ellison Warner - 1906 - 268 Seiten
...they are rising in the mind, are checked and blasted by sudden frigidity. A quibble is to Shakespeare, what luminous vapours are to the traveller; he follows it at all adventures; it N/ is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power...
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Johnson on Shakespeare: Essays and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1908 - 206 Seiten
...they are rising in the mind, are checked and blasted by sudden frigidity. 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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Shakespeare and His Critics

Charles Frederick Johnson - 1909 - 386 Seiten
...read Julius Ccesar or Othello ? He says, with more justice, that a ' quibble [pun] 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.' He forgets that when punning...
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The Literary World: Choice Readings from the Best New Books, with Critical ...

1877
...preface, has a few sound and striking remarks on this point. " A quibble," he says, " is to Shakspere 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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The Harvard Classics, Band 39

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...they are rising in the mind, are checked and blasted by sudden frigidity. 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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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 Seiten
...most comprehensive soul. John Dryden (1631-1700) English poet, dramatist A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller: he follows it at all a'dventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way and sure to engulf him in the mire. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)...
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