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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. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible. "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Seite xxviii
von William Shakespeare - 1804
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Samuel Johnson: The Life of an Author

Lawrence Lipking - 2000 - 384 Seiten
..."this great poet," he too is carried away. The brilliant passage on Shakespeare's love of a pun — "It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible" — runs on and on, in a cascade of images, until it conjures up a fatal, and preposterous, Cleopatra...
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 Seiten
...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 his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible. ... A quibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight that he was content to purchase it by...
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Quotation Marks

Marjorie B. Garber - 2003 - 306 Seiten
...traveler; 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 his mind, and tts fascinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition, whether...
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Renaissance Figures of Speech

Sylvia Adamson, Gavin Alexander, Katrin Ettenhuber - 2007 - 306 Seiten
...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 his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible ... A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career, or stoop from...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 340 Seiten
...traveler; 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...whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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