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" I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus, The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool, With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news, Who, with his shears and measure in his hand, Standing on slippers, (which his nimble haste Had falsely thrust upon contrary... "
The Works of Shakespeare ... - Page 104
by William Shakespeare - 1907
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Fifty years' recollections of an old bookseller [signed W.W. Followed by ...

William West - 1837
...happily as Shakespear in his King John, where he has with such effect blended the three artificers. " I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus. The whilst his iron did oo the anvil cool, With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news; Who, with his shears and measure in...
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Complete Works: With Dr. Johnson's Preface, a Glossary, and an ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1838 - 926 pages
...their heads, And whisper one another in the ear ; And he, that speaks, doth gripe the hearer's wrist ; : But here it is : prepare To see the life as lively...statue. I like your silence, it the more shews off Your ; Who, with his shears and measure in his hand, Standing on slippers, (which his nimble haste Had falsely...
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Parbury's oriental herald and colonial intelligencer

...rather less ability than could be expected from the politicians described by Shakespeare — I law a smith stand with his hammer, thus, The whilst his...anvil cool, With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news ; Who, with his shears and measure in his hand, Standing on slippers (which his nimble haste Had falsely...
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The wisdom and genius of Shakspeare: comprising moral philosophy ...

William Shakespeare - 1838
...their heads, And whisper one another in the ear ; And he, that speaks, doth gripe the hearer's wrist; Whilst he, that hears, makes fearful action, With wrinkled brows, with nods, with rolling eyes. 16— iv.2. 12 This is the very top, The height, the crest, or crest unto the crest, Of murder's arms:...
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Shakespeare Under Elizabeth

George Bagshawe Harrison - Theater - 1933 - 325 pages
...shake their heads And whisper one another in the ear; And he that speaks doth gripe the hearer's wrist Whilst he that hears makes fearful action, With wrinkled...anvil cool, With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news ; Who with his shears and measure in his hand, Standing on slippers, — which his nimble haste Had...
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Culture and History, 1350-1600: Essays on English Communities, Identities ...

David Aers - History - 1992 - 213 pages
...Possess'd with rumours, full of idle dreams. . . . I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus, The while his iron did on the anvil cool, With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news; Who, with his shears and measure in his hand, Standing on slippers, which his nimble haste Had falsely...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...their heads, And whisper one another in the ear; And he that speaks doth gripe the hearer's wrist; 3@ 3 Who, with his shears and measure in his hand, Standing on slippers, which his nimble haste Had falsely...
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The Life and Death of King John

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 303 pages
...talk of him, they shake their heads And whisper one another in the ear. And he that speaks doth grip the hearer's wrist 190 Whilst he that hears makes...cool, With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news, Who, with his shears and measure in his hand, Standing on slippers which his nimble haste Had falsely...
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The Queen's Men and Their Plays

Scott McMillin, Sally-Beth MacLean - Drama - 1998 - 253 pages
...images which could never be precisely seen on a stage: And he that speaks doth gripe the hearer's wrist, Whilst he that hears makes fearful action With wrinkled...anvil cool, With open mouth swallowing a tailor's news . . . (iV.ii.i9o-5)9 The five moons stun the beholders in Shakespeare, but in the staging of this moment...
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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 3

Richard M. Hogg, Norman Francis Blake, Roger Lass, R. W. Burchfield - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1992 - 796 pages
...(690) The Accuser may be drawn to Practice, whilst he is in Person. (|lIC| Raleigh 21 2 Cii) (691) I saw a Smith stand with his hammer (thus) The whilst his Iron did on the Anuile coole . . . (Shakespeare King Jobn IV.ii) The whilst is rare in Early Modern English. As in...
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