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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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Great Truths by great Authors

1856
...quiet, For every pelting, petty Officer Would use bis Heaven for thunder : nothing but thunder.— Merciful Heaven ! Thou rather, with thy sharp and...unwedgeable and gnarled Oak, Than the soft Myrtle !— Oh ! but Man, proud Man, Drest in a little brief Authority — Most ignorant of what he's most...
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The Elements of Punctuation: With Rules on the Use of Capital Letters ...

John Wilson - English language - 1856 - 152 pages
...left. Approach, and read (for thou canst read) the lay Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn. Thou rather, with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt, Splitst...unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle. RULE H. The Genitive or Possessive Case. The apostrophe is used to distinguish the possessive case...
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A Treatise on English Punctuation: Designed for Letter-writers, Authors ...

John Wilson - Abbreviations, English - 1856 - 334 pages
...left. Approach, and read (for thou canst read) the lay Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn. Thou rather, with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt, Splitst...unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle. A bearded man, Armed to the teeth art thou : one mailed hand Graspa the broad shield. and one the sword....
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A Treatise on English Punctuation: Designed for Letter-writers, Authors ...

John Wilson - Abbreviations, English - 1856 - 334 pages
...left. Approach, and read (for thou canst read) the lay Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn. Thou rather, with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt, Splitst...unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Than the soft myrtle. A bearded man, Armed to the teeth art thou: one mailed hand Grasps the broad shield, and one the sword....
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Quotations, English - 1856 - 570 pages
...that oft looks so; Pardon is still the nurse of seeond woe. Shakt. Mea.for Mea. Mere,ful heaven! H,ou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt, (Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Thau the soft myrtle. How would you be, If he, whieh is the top of judgment, should But judge as you...
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The Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...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...unwedgeable and gnarled * oak Than the soft myrtle ; but man, proud man ! Paltry. * Knotted. Dress'd in a little brief authority ; Most ignorant of what...
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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...be quiet, For every pelting,8 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 10 oak, Than the soft myrtle ; but man, proud man ! Dress'd in a little brief authority, 7 This alludes...
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The Standard First[-fifth] Reader ...

Epes Sargent - Readers - 1859
...be quict, 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, Tnan the soft myrtle : — But man, proud man '. T)rcst in a little brief authority, Most ignorant...
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A GLOSSARY

ROBERT NARES, A.M., F.R.S., F.A.S., - 1859
...kindred word, gnarly, is cited from an old play, entitled Antonio's Revenge, printed in 1602: Thon rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Split'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak, Tlian the soft myrtle. Meat, fur Meas., ii, 2 'Till, by degrees, the tough and gnarly trunk Be riv'd...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: The Plays Ed. from the Folio of ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1863
...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, Brest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd, —...
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