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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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The New Grant White Shakespeare: Love's labour's lost ; A midsummer night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1912
...— there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had — but man is but a patch'd fool if he will offer to say what methought I had....write a ballad of this dream : it shall be called 220 Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom ; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play, before...
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A Midsummer-night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1912 - 113 pages
...had, — but man is but a patch'd fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye of 215 man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen,...to write a ballad of this dream. It shall be called 220 Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom ; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play, before...
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A Midsummer-night's Dream, Volume 22

William Shakespeare - Athens (Greece) - 1912 - 113 pages
...had, — but man is but a patch'd fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye of 215 man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen,...to write a ballad of this dream. It shall be called 220 Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom ; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play, before...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1914 - 1454 pages
...come upon me. Act it. Se. i. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. ibid. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream, was. ibid. 1 Act ií. se. 2 in Singer and Knight. 2 See Chapman, pape 36. • Trew as ateele. — CHAUCER...
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Shakespeare's Industry

Charlotte Carmichael Stopes - Dramatists, English - 1916 - 352 pages
...vexation of a dream." — (IV. 1.) Bottom, in his bewilderment managed to speak of his dream, (iv. 1.) " The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was." Yet it got into the Stationers' Register as " Bottom's Dream." The lovers too had dreams which they...
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The Play Way: An Essay in Educational Method, Part 5

Henry Caldwell Cook - Drama in education - 1917 - 366 pages
...our puny modern standpoint Bottom's blunders in speaking would be an impermissible exaggeration. " The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was." Why, it is absurdly overdone, is it not ? Mistress Quickly and Dogberry and Slender and many others...
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Dramatherapy with Families, Groups and Individuals: Waiting in the Wings

Sue Jennings - Psychology - 1992 - 160 pages
...what would life be then but despair?' Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling: trans. Hannay 1985, Penguin. 5. 'the eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was!' Bottom in A Midsummer Night 's Dream. Bibliography References cited in the text Bachelard, G., 1968,...
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Nietzsche and Psychoanalysis

Daniel Chapelle - Philosophy - 1993 - 258 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...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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Shakespeare the Actor and the Purposes of Playing

Meredith Anne Skura - Drama - 1993 - 325 pages
...transformed into St. Paul's mysterious vision of the things God has prepared for "them that love him": "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (MND 4.1.209-12). The regression which facilitates the religious vision also gives Bottom a sense of...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...say what dream it was.' Bottom then gives us a splendid perceptual distortion of / Corinthians 2.9: 'The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was.' (A Midsummer Night's Dream 1V. i. 209) COMMENTARY At one level this vignette seems little other than...
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