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" What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel ! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what... "
The British Theatre, Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the ... - Page 32
by Mrs. Inchbald - 1808
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Solitude. Or the Effect of Occasional Retirement on the Mind, the ..., Volume 2

Johann Georg Zimmermann - Solitude - 1799
...majeftical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me, than a foul and peftilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is MAN...paragon of animals ! and yet, to me, what is this quinteflence of duft ? MAN delights not me, — nor WOMAN neither. public diverfionj to amufe themfelves...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...express and admirable! in action, how like an angel ! in apprehension, how like a god ! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals ! And yet to...quintessence of dust ? man delights not me, — nor w oman neither ; though, by your smiling, you seem to say so. Aon. Mv lord, there was no such stuff...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1809
...express and admirahle ! in action, how like an angel ! in apprehension, how like a god ! the heauty of the world ! the paragon of animals! And yet, to...man delights not me, — nor woman neither; though, hy your smiling, you seem to say so. J?os. My lord, there was no such stuff in my thoughts. Ham. Why...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1809
...express and admirahle ! in action, how like an angel J in apprehension, how like a god I the heauty of the world ! the paragon of animals! And yet, to...man delights not me, — nor woman neither; though, hy your smiling, you seem to say so. Ros. My lord, there was no such stuff in my thoughts. Ham. Why...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 44

England - 1838
...excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave, o'erhanging firmament, this raajestical roof fretted wilh golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me...! the paragon of animals ! And yet, to me, what is Ms quintessence of dust t " The ghost of one, " in form and moving, how express and admirable," •was...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 89

English literature - 1822
...With this view before his eyes, the language of Hamlet becomes the words of truth and soberness : " This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a steril...paragon of animals ! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust ?" To him who can firmly and steadily fix his eye on this naked and unvarnished...
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The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at ..., Volume 5

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1824
...indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition, that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory ; this most excellent canopy, the air,...paragon of animals ! And yet to me, •what is this quintessence of dust r Man delights not me, — nor woman neither ; though, by your smiling, you seem...
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a ..., Volume 1

James Boaden - Actors - 1825 - 607 pages
...insert. " I have of late, (but wherefore I know not,) lost all my mirth, forgoneall custom of exercises . and, indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition,...this quintessence of dust ' Man delights not me." Bishop Warburton finely observes upon the above — " This is an admirable description of a rooted...
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Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble, Esq: Including a ..., Volume 1

James Boaden - Actors - 1825 - 607 pages
..." I have of late, (but wherefore I know not,) lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises : and, indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition,...paragon of animals ! and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust • Han delights not me." Bishop Warburton finely observes upon the above —...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 95

English literature - 1825
...and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition, that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to roe a steril promontory ; this most excellent canopy,...this quintessence of dust ? Man delights not me." Bishop Warburton finely observes upon the above. " This is an admirable description of a rooted melancholy,...
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