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" I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS FO WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 57
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Fools and Jesters in Literature, Art, and History: A Bio-bibliographical ...

Vicki K. Janik - Performing Arts - 1998 - 552 pages
...attempts to recognize his reality: Methought 1 was, and methought I had — but man is but [a patch'd] fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had....conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was (4.1.206-21 1). These mangled, misquoted lines (see 1 Cor. 2:9) reveal more than the humor of this...
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Strands Afar Remote: Israeli Perspectives on Shakespeare

Avraham Oz - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 307 pages
...wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass, if he go about [f] expound this dream. . . . The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...what my dream was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballet of this dream. It shall be called "Bottom's Dream," because it hath no bottom; and I will sing...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...Power 203 by confusing sight and hearing in his bungled rendering of a passage from I Corinthians: "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (4.l.2II-l4). Despite its rich visual imagery, A Midsummer Night's Dream keeps reminding us that the...
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The Variety of Dream Experience: Expanding Our Ways of Working with Dreams ...

Montague Ullman, Claire Limmer - Psychology - 1999 - 280 pages
...dream. Methought I was —there is no man can tell what. Methought I was—and methought I had—but man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was." It is not our "I am" systems to which our dreams refer; it is our "I am not" systems to which our dreams...
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Shakespeare in the Theatre

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 270 pages
...Shakespearean judgment of the relative importance of the various senses to the theatrical experience: "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (MND, 4. 2.210- 14). M And as a deformation of the text of St. Paul, Bottom's formulation would have...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...'ineffable' I simply mean 'beyond expression', for that is what Bottom later finds to be the case: I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was. (4.1.201-10) Well, I — as expounding ass and patched fool for the occasion — will venture to say...
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The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early-Modern England

Michael O'Connell - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 208 pages
...words as a judgment of the relative importance of the various senses to the theatrical experience: "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (4. 1 .21 1-14). 27 Such a deformation of a text of St. Paul (1 Corinthians 2:9-10) would have an easily...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...thing that worries him slightly is his dream, which has been too wondrous for his verbal capacity : I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream,...what my dream was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballet of this dream ; it shall be called Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom ; and I will sing...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...Methought I was — there is no man can tell what. Methought I was — and methought I had — but man is a patched fool, if he will offer to say what methought...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. Bottom— MND IV.i True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...— there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had, — but "inn is but a patcht s b repon, what my dream was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballet of this dream: it shall be called...
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