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  • An anonymous interlude called Thersites, and written in 1537, deserves mention as the oldest dramatic piece in English, with characters purporting to be borrowed from secular history.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • Among other characters, Conan is distinguished as in some respects a kind of Thersites, but brave and daring even to rashness.

    Waverley

  • He is a wizened old nondescript with satyr-like beard, a kind of Thersites, who is understood to have established, from the days of Abdelkader and "for certain reasons," his headquarters at Gafsa, where he sips absinthes past all computation, exercising his wit upon everybody and everything with a fluent and rather diverting pessimism.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • Among other characters, Conan is distinguished as in some respects a kind of Thersites, but brave and daring even to rashness.

    The Waverley

  • In "Thersites," the author, by the epilogue, has noted the precise time of its being written, in mentioning the birth of Prince Edward (afterwards King Edward VI.), which happened the 12th of August 1537, and invoking the Almighty to save the "Queen, lovely Lady Jane," who is supposed to have died the second day after that event.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 1

  • Among other characters, Conan is distinguished as in some respects a kind of Thersites, but brave and daring even to rashness.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • Among other characters, Conan is distinguished as in some respects a kind of Thersites, but brave and daring even to rashness.

    Waverley

  • Among other characters, Conan is distinguished as in some respects a kind of Thersites, but brave and daring even to rashness.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • a kind of Thersites, but brave and daring even to rashness.

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • a kind of Thersites, but brave and daring even to rashness.

    Waverley — Complete

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