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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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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...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 : — O, but man, proud man, — Dress'd in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...his ignorance of our poet's metre. Thus, instead of * In Measure for Measure we find these lines: " Merciful heaven! " Thou rather, with thy sharp and...the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, — "Than the soft mirtle; — But mmi, proud man," inc. There can be no doubt that a word was omitted in the last line...
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Twelfth-night. Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing. Midsummer-night ...

William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1811
...be quiet, For every pelting,1 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,2 Than the soft myrtle ; — O, but man, proud man ! Drest in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1811
...every pelting* petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder; nothing but thunder. Merciful heaven I Thou rather, with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split'st the unwedgeable and guarledt oak. Than the soft myrtle: — O, but man, prond man I Drestin a little brief anthority; Most...
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The Opinions of Different Authors Upon the Punishment of Death, Volume 1

Basil Montagu - Capital punishment - 1816
...and other modes of destruction, equally shocking to decency and humanity. * Bac. de Angm. Scjent. " Merciful heaven ! \ Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Split'st the unwedgcable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle : O but man, proud man, *•>, Brest in a little...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1817
...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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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1818
...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 ! Dress'd in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most...
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A view of the commencement and progress of romance. Zeluco; various views of ...

John Moore, Robert Anderson - English literature - 1820
...slaves, called Hanno, being connected with our purpose, may, without impropriety, be mentioned here. . Merciful Heaven ! Thou, rather with thy sharp and...unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle ! O, but man I proud man t Drest in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant of what he's most assured,...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Theatre - 1821
...VI. PI : " Rescued is Orleans from the English." i * In Measure for Measure we find these lines : " Merciful heaven ! " Thou rather, with thy sharp and...unwedgeable and gnarled oak, " Than the soft myrtle; — But man, proud man," &c. There can be no doubt that a word was omitted in the last line ; perhaps...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...peltingt, petty officer, [thunder.— Would use his heaven for thunder: nothing but Merciful heaven I Thou, rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt, Split'st...unwedgeable and gnarled ~ oak, Than the soft myrtle ; — O, but man, proud man ! Dress'd in a little brief authority ; * When in season. t Paltry. ...
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