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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. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 117
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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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
...neat's 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,...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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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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The Eclectic Review, Volume 11; Volume 29

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1819
...be said of the parts that are selected, that, like Gratiano's reasons, they are ' as two grains of 4 wheat, hid in two bushels of chaff, you shall seek...find them, and when you have them they are not worth VOL. XI. NS 3 A ' the search.' The autograph of an unpublished MS. is doubtless a treasure to its possessor,...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1821
...tongue dried, and a maid not vendible. [Exeunt GRATIANQ and LORENZO. ANT. Is that any thing now 7 ? BASS. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing,...you have them, they are not worth the search. ANT. Well ; tell me now, what lady is the same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, * So quarto R. the...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...vendible. [Exeunt Gratiano and Lor cm*Ant, Is that any thing now ? Bass. Gratianio speaks an inf,nite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice :...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 promised...
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The Babbler; or, Weekly literary and scientific intelligencer, Volume 1

1822
...He hoards up an abundance of second-hand witticisms, and " speaks an infinite deal of nothing ;" " His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two...when you have them, they are not worth the search." If he happens to fall in the company of men of learning, his vanity then contends with his insignificancy....
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 4

1822
...1,041 50 406 500 100 16,254,534 8,525,252 270,908 142,087 24,779,786 412,996 CONVERSATION. " Grmtiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any...in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere yon find them ; and, when yon have them, they are not worth the starch." SHAKSPEARE. MAN being by nature...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1823
...neat's 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,...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 promis'd...
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