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" Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder ; Nothing but thunder. Merciful heaven ! Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Split'st the unwedgeable... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 434
1808
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Measure for measure. Comedy of errors

William Shakespeare - 1788
...pelting, petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder ; nothing but thun-- der Merciful heaven ! .oo Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Split'st...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,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...be quiet, For every pelting,4 petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder; nothing but thunder. Merciful heaven ! Thou rather, with thy 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...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 375 pages
...think this reading (which was before proposed by Mr. Tyrrwhitt) is right. P. 51. — *0. — 240. . ' Merciful heaven ! Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous...unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle ; — But man, proud man ! Dress'd, &c. As a word is manifestly wanted, I would receive the reading...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...be quiet, For every pelting, 1 petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder: nothing t thunder. Merciful heaven ! Thou rather, with thy sharp and...sulphurous bolt, Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, 2 Than the soft myrtle ;—O, but man, proud man Brest in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant...
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Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ..., Issue 1

E. H. Seymour - 1805
...Ireland) of confounding the auxiliary verbs shall and will. The thought occurs in another place : " Merciful heaven ! . " Thou rather, with thy sharp...and sulphurous bolt, " Split'st the unwedgeable and knarled oak, " Than the soft myrtle." Measure for Measure. S34. " To tear with thunder the wide cheeks...
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The Mysterious Freebooter: Or, The Days of Queen Bess. A Romance ...

Francis Lathom - 1806
...be quiet; For every pelting, petty officer, Would use his Heaven for thunder! Nothing but thunder! Merciful Heaven ! Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous...unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle. But man!—proud man! Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, His...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 2

William Shakespeare - 1806
...be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder; nothing but thunder. Merciful heaven ! Thou rather, with thy 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...
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Illustrations of Shakspeare, and of Ancient Manners:: With ..., Volume 1

Francis Douce - Gesta Romanorum - 1807
...quoties peccant homines sua fulmina initial Jupiter, exiguo tempore inermis eriL" Sc. 2. p. 240. IŤAB. Merciful heaven ! Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous...in Persius, sat. ii. : " Ignovisse putas, quia, cum tonar, ocyus ilex Sulfure discutitur sacro, quam tuque domusque ?" but although there were two or three...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1807
...be quiet, For every pelting, petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder ; nothing but thunder. Merciful heaven ! Thou rather, with thy sharp and...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,...
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Illustrations of Shakspeare, and of Ancient Manners:: With ..., Volume 1

Francis Douce - Gesta Romanorum - 1807
...heaven ! Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Split' st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Thau the soft myrtle. There is much affinity between the above lines and these in Persius, sat. ii. : " Ignovissc putas, quia, cum tonat, ocyus ilex Sulfure discutitur sacro, quam tuque domusque ? "...
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