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" Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff : you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search. "
A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ... - Page 463
edited by - 1889 - 701 pages
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The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 76

English literature - 1814
...print and paper shall ever be squandered on a second * edition. — — " Gratiano speaks an in" finitt deal of nothing, more than any man ** in all Venice...when you have them, " they are not worth the search." Vitm of the Present State O/FRANCE. JjlVlNG in France is very cheap, and undoubtedly a person of mo*...
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Othello. Merchant of Venice. Third Satire of Horace

Robert Deverell - 1816
...to the well-known occurrence of dogs' barking at the moon. 171 Anth. Is that any thing, now ? Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...two bushels of chaff; you shall seek, all day, ere youjind them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search. Anth. Well, tell me now, what...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1816
...any ffian in all Venice : his reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you sh II seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search. Ibid. Tn the following passage a character is completed by a single stroke. Shallow. O the mad days...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1817
...not vendible. Ant. is that any thing now ? [Exeunt GRA. and LOREIT. Bass. Gratiano speaks an iniinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice :...when you have them, they are not worth the search. .•)i.'. Well; tell me now, what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...That therefore only are reputed wise For saying nothing. . Again: MercJiant of Venice, Act I. Sc. 1. . Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than ,any man in all Venice: his reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1818
...own tongue. Ant. Farewell : I'll grow a talker for this gear. \_Exeunt GRATIANO and LORENZO. Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. Ant. Well ; tell me now, what lady is this same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, ' That you to-day...
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Curialia Miscellanea; Or, Anecdotes of Old Times: Regal, Noble, Gentilitial ...

Samuel Pegge - Anecdotes - 1818 - 351 pages
...investigation ; and what follows will, I suspect, be thought not unlike Gratiano's reasons ; viz. " As two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff;...when you have them, they are not worth the search*." But, as the History of Coaches in general, and particularly of Hackney Coaches, has never been drawn...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. ^Exeunt Gratiano and Lorenzo. Ant. Is that any thing now ? Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more...when you have them, they are not worth the search. . Ant. Well ; tell me now, what lady is this same, To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Aesthetics - 1819
...Again : Gratiano speaks an infmite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice : his reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you...when you have them they are not worth the search. Ibid. In the following passage a character is completed by a single stroke. Shallow. O the mad days...
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The Christian Disciple and Theological Review, Volume 1

Noah Worcester, Henry Ware - 1819
...Bassanio in the play gays of Gratiano's conversation, 'they speak an infinite deal of nothing. Their reasons are as two grains of wheat, hid in two bushels...seek all day ere you find them ; and when you have theoi they are пot worth the search.'" But still there are some of very great value. We refer the...
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