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" A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it... "
The works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Seite 210
von William Shakespeare - 1771
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An Inquiry Into the Philosophy and Religion of Shakspere

William John Birch - 1848 - 547 Seiten
...influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow-laughing hearers give to fools : A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Falstaff also says, the excellence of his wit depends upon the goodness of the listener. Therefore...
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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the ...

David Richman - 1990 - 197 Seiten
...moved and delighted. He has Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost admonish Berowne: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (5.2.849-51) In The Comedy of Errors, Antipholus of Syracuse rebukes both Dromios for jesting when...
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The Lady Vanishes: Subjectivity and Representation in Castiglione and Ariosto

Valeria Finucci - 1992 - 329 Seiten
...proprium of Man as animal rationale. — Umberto Eco, A Theory of Semiosis , 59 A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it. — Shakespeare, Love's Labor's Lost, V, 2 MY ARGUMENT IN the preceding two chapters has been that...
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Melville and the Politics of Identity: From King Lear to Moby-Dick

Julian Markels - 1993 - 164 Seiten
...Horatio" or Edgar's "Ripeness is all," and sometimes portentous utterances like these: A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. (Love's Labour's Lost V.ii. 871-73) The ample proposition that hope makes In all designs begun on earth...
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The Soul of Wit: Joke Theory Fromm Grimm to Freud

Carl Dale Hill - 1993 - 244 Seiten
...claim that the success of the Witzarheit can onlv be judged by a third person. 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes it' ( 144). The inherent intersubjectivity of the joke becomes essential in the process ofEvleiebterung....
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 Seiten
...influence is begot ofthat loose grace Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: A jest's prosperity ff he threw: Then threw he down himself, and all their lives That by indictment sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

William Shakespeare, Simon Dunmore - 1997 - 120 Seiten
...all the fierce endeavour of your wit To enforce the pained impotent to smile. is A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Then, if sickly ears, Deafed with the clamours of their own dear groans, Will hear your idle scorns, continue...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - 1997 - 248 Seiten
...twelvemonth he must visit 'the speechless sick' and make them smile. Rosaline's homily, 'A jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it' (859-61) is not only good moral sense but a sound articulation of the importance of plain talk in Shakespeare...
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Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder: Essays on the Early Comedies

Michael J. Collins - 1997 - 249 Seiten
...up others. Rosaline hopes that Berowne will come to discover for himself that "a jest's prosperity lies in the ear / Of him that hears it, never in the tongue / Of him that makes it" (5.2.861-63). She calls his jests "idle scorns" and twice refers to his "gibing spirit" as a "fault,"...
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Augustus Baldwin Longstreet's Georgia Scenes Completed: A Scholarly Text

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet - 1998 - 351 Seiten
...get home!" Augusta State Rights' Sentinel, June 19, 1835, 3. THE DEAF LADIES. "A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it: never in the tongue Of him that makes it." — Shakespeare. A gentleman who was fond of enjoying a hearty laugh at the expense sometimes of his...
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