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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
Much ado about nothing. The marchant of Venice. Love's labour lost. As you ... - Seite 285
von William Shakespeare - 1747
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Yale Studies in English, Band 34

1908
...Epilogue. 2 Their fate is only in their hearers eares. Cf. LL L. 5. 2. 871-3 : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. 4 The maker. For a discussion of Jonson's use of the word ' maker ' cf. Henry, ed. Epiccme, Second...
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Gender and Literacy on Stage in Early Modern England

Eve Rachele Sanders - 1998 - 260 Seiten
...men's use of the language of the academy as an exclusionary tactic. But just as "a jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.838-40), so too the scholars can use their knowledge to diminish others only if those on the receiving...
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The Senses of Humor: Self and Laughter in Modern America

Daniel Wickberg - 1998 - 267 Seiten
...Lost reveal a notion of the jest as a commodity to be defined by its exchange: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.* From the sixteenth century, when the term "jest" was first used to designate all manner of laughable...
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Augustus Baldwin Longstreet's Georgia Scenes Completed: A Scholarly Text

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet - 1998 - 351 Seiten
...get home!" Augusta State Rights' Sentinel, June 19, 1835, 3. THE DEAF LADIES. "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it: never in the tongue Of him that makes it." — Shakespeare. A gentleman who was fond of enjoying a hearty laugh at the expense sometimes of his...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 1999 - 380 Seiten
...from each play to help you get the flavor of these two early comedies. Laugh-In A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. — Love's Labor's Lost Shakespeare's humor takes three primary forms: word play, running jokes, and...
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The Caveman Within Us

William J. Fielding - 1999 - 372 Seiten
...Shakespeare realized this when he said, in Love's Labour's Lost (Act V, Scene 2) : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. The social value of these expressions of our more elementary nature, which contribute to the well-being...
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Francis Bacon Tudor Equals William Shakespeare

Andrew Stevens Peck - 2001 - 65 Seiten
......". Also, THAT was used to denote WHO (as in the epitaph) in Elizabethan days: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Love 'a Labours Lost Act V, sc. 2 Y served the following purposes in the epitaph: 1. r, TE, and T-Es...
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamors of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Mirth Making: The Rhetorical Discourse on Jesting in Early Modern England

Chris Holcomb, Christopher M. Holcomb - 2001 - 230 Seiten
...of its hearers. Similarly, as Rosaline says to Berowne in Love's Labor's Last, "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.857-59). If the success of a jest depends largely upon audience ratification, then an orator or...
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 Seiten
...influence is begot of that loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools.' ' A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.' Thus, in his most joyous comedy, Shakespeare indicates his genuine relation to that glittering holiday...
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