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" This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrick; wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident... "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 67
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing ..., Volume 2

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812
...hour, the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrique, wherein nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken...his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottled ale." Of this...
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Names of dramas: A-L

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812
...of that virtuous fabrique, " wherein nothing did perish but " wood and straw, and a few for" saken cloaks ; only one man " had his breeches set on fire, " that would perhaps have broiled " him, if he had not, by the be" nefit of a provident wit, put it "out with bottled ale." Of...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 82, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1812
...that virtuous fabrique, wherein nothing did perish hut ^ood and straw, and a few forsaken eloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottled ale.' Of this...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1813
...greatness very familiar, if not ridiculous. Now King Henry making a Masque at the Cardinal Wolsey's house, and certain cannons being shot off at his entry,...perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks." From a letter of Mr. John Chamberlaine's to Sir Ralph Winwood, dated July 8, 16)3, in which this accident...
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Excursions in the county of Surrey [by T.K. Cromwell. With an additional ...

Thomas Kitson Cromwell - NEH British History Preservation Project - 1996 - 1821 - 190 pages
...their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly and ran round like a train, consuming in less than an hour the whole house, to. the very ground....perish but wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks." It was rebuilt, however, in the next year, in a style of decoration far more costly. Contiguous were...
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Excursions in the County of Surrey: Comprising Brief Historical and ...

Thomas Cromwell - Surrey (England) - 1821 - 190 pages
...their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly and ran round like a train, consuming in less than an hour the whole house, to the very ground....perish but wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks." It was rebuilt, however, in the next year, in a style of decoration far more costly. Contiguous were...
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History of the Counties of Surrey and Sussex, Volume 1

Thomas Allen - Surrey (England) - 1829
...greatness very familiar, if not ridiculous. Now King Henry making a masque at the cardinal Wolsey's house, and certain cannons being shot off at his entry,...his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out CHAP. If. with a bottle of...
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A History of the County of Surrey: Comprising Every Object of ..., Volume 1

Thomas Allen - Surrey (England) - 1831
...at first but an idle smoak, and their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly, and rart round like a train, consuming within less than an...his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he * Reliq. Wotton, p. 425, edit. 1685. had not, by the benefit of a provident wit,...
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The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare ..., Volume 3

John Payne Collier - English drama - 1831 - 508 pages
...an hour, the * whole house to the very grounds. This was the ' fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet ' nothing did perish but wood and straw,...his breeches ' set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if * he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put ' it out with bottle ale *. '...
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The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and ..., Volume 4

Thomas Allen - London (England) - 1839
...attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly, and ran round like atrain, consuming within less lhaii an hour the whole house to the very ground. This was...his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with a bottle of ale.' From...
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