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" A quibble, poor and 15 barren as it is, gave him such delight that he was content to purchase it by the sacrifice of reason, propriety, and truth. A quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he lost the world and was content to lose it. "
The Plays - Page xli
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, with notes ..., Part 16, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1826
...leaves his work unfinished." It next is the golden apple of Atulanta: — " A quihhle is to Shakspeare the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation. A quihhle, poor and harren as it is, gave him such delight that he was content to purchase it hy the...
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The Principles of English Composition: Illustrated by Examples with Critical ...

David Booth - 1831 - 351 pages
...exalting affection, whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspence, — let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves...career, or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor FIGURES OP THOUGHT. 153 and barren as it is, gave him such delight, that he was content to purchase...
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A Grammar of Elocution

Rev. Samuel Wood - 1833
...suspense, let but a quibble"1 spring up before him, and he leaves bis work unfinished. A quibble"1 is the golden apple for which he will always turn...aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation. A quibble,"1 poor and barren as it is, gave him such delight, that he was content to purchase it by the...
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The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1836
...leaves his work unfinished." It next is the golden apple of Atalanta: — "A quibble is to Shakspcarc the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation. A atiibbln, poor and barren as it is, gave him such elight that he Xvus content to purchase it at the...
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Dramatic Works and Poems, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1847
...leave» his work unfiitÍ4hed." It next is ihn golden apple of Atalanta : — "A quibble is to Shakspeare the golden apple for which he will always turn aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation. A 3 nibble, poor and barren as it is, gave him such elight that he was content to purchase it at tho...
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The King's College Magazine, Volume 2

1842
...Dr. Johnson's remark upon the quibbling of Shakspeare may be aptly applied to the case of Owen. A pun is the golden apple for which he will always turn...aside from his career, or stoop from his elevation. A pun, poor and barren as it is, gives him such delight, that he is content to purchase it by the sacrifice...
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Lovell's Progressive Readers, No.4: A Series of Interesting and Instructive ...

John Epy Lovell - 1856 - 412 pages
...the Gospel is the light that shines from Heaven. 11. A quibble is the golden apple for which he would always turn aside from his career or stoop from his elevation. A quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he lost the world, and was content to lose it. 12. These are...
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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1905 - 404 pages
...be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition, whether he be enlarging knowledge or exalt10 ing affection, whether he be amusing attention with incidents...career or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and 15 barren as it is, gave him such delight that he was content to purchase it by the sacrifice of reason,...
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Samuel Johnson

Lawrence Lipking - 2000 - 384 pages
...it at all adventures, it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire ... A quibble is the golden apple for which he will always...career, or stoop from his elevation ... A quibble was to him the fatal Cleopatra for which he lost the world, and was content to lose it."49 Each sentence...
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Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, Volume 36

1850
...pathetic into the burlesqne, and the sublime into the ridiculous. " A quibble," it has been said, " is the golden apple for which he will always turn...career, or stoop from his elevation. A quibble, poor and harren as it is, gave him such delight that he v^f content to purchase it by the sacrifice of reason,...
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