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" But man, proud man ! Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assured, His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high Heaven As make the angels weep ; who, with our spleens, Would all themselves... "
An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere - Page 360
by William John Birch - 1848 - 547 pages
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Measure for measure. Comedy of errors

William Shakespeare - 1788
...with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle : O, but man, proud man, (Drest in a little brief authority; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence) like an angry ape, Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven, As...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split'st the umvedgeable and gnarled s oak, Than the soft myrtle; — O, but man, proud man! Drest in a little brief authority; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape. Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split' st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak,2 Than the soft myrtle ; — O, but man, proud man ! Drest in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape, Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven,...
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The Confessions of William Henry Ireland: Containing the Particulars of His ...

William Henry Ireland - England - 1805 - 317 pages
...above upon this commentator, then might the bard have recourse to his own words , and exclaim " Oh but man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assurM, : like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high Heav'n As make the angels weep."...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 2

William Shakespeare - 1806
...sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak *I, Than the soft myrtle ; — O, but man, proud man ! Drest in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape, Plays such fantastick tricks before high heaven,...
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The Posthumous Works of Mrs. Chapone: Containing Her Correspondence with Mr ...

Mrs. Chapone (Hester) - 1807
...suited to the nature of man, that it seldom fails to intoxicate him, and overturn his reason and virtue. —Man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority,...angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high Hear'n, As make the angels weep. " But, say you, suppose the parent or the " king exert his authority...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1807
...sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle ; — O, but man, proud man ! Drest in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape, Plays such fanlastick tricks before high heaven,...
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Stultifera Navis: Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia : The Modern Ship ...

William Henry Ireland - Fools and jesters - 1807 - 295 pages
...row on each Rara Avis, Crowds flock to man my Stultifera Navis. SECTION XLV. OF IMPERIAL FOOLS. O, but man ! proud man ! Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence ; like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high Heav'a, As...
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The Works of Mrs. Chapone: Now First Collected: Miscellanies: Essays. The ...

Mrs. Chapone (Hester) - Conduct of life - 1808
...suited to the nature of man, that it seldom fails to intoxicate him, and overturn his reason and virtue. -Man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority,...like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before tiigh Heav'n, As make the angels weep. " But," say you, " suppose the parent or the ' king exert his...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death

Basil Montagu - Capital punishment - 1809 - 315 pages
...sulphurous bolt Split 'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, * Bac. de Augm. Sclent. Than the soft myrtle : O but man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, (Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His glassy essence) like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven ' As...
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