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" Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book ; he hath not eat paper, as it were ; he hath not drunk ink : his intellect is not replenished ; he is only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts... "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 209
by William Shakespeare - 1807
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...Nine Worthies'. He is as his name suggests. Sir Nathaniel apologizes for his unlettered ignorance : Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred...only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts, (iv.ii) He is confused and led into misunderDumain, Captain Dutch Gentleman, A standing by the wealth...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...Berowne — LLL Li O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed dost thou look! Holof ernes — LLL IV.ii Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred...only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts. Nathaniel — LLL IV.ii No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en; In brief, sir, study what you most...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 24

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 204 pages
...animals, and both concur in dismissing the wretched Dull as one unredeemed by literacy's Eucharist; he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in...intellect is not replenished, he is only an animal. (1v, ii, 23-5) Holofernes's contribution to the debate about orthography consists, predictably, of...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...Twice-sod simplicity, bis cactus! O thou monster Ignorance, how deformed dost thou look! SIR NATHANIEL. dows be not unappeased, Nor we disturb'd with prodigies...him you, — the noblest that survives, The eldest replenish!; he is only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts: And such barren plants are set...
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The Cambridge Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare's times, texts, and stages

Catherine M. S. Alexander - 2003 - 472 pages
...animals, and both concur in dismissing the wretched Dull as one unredeemed by literacy's Eucharist; he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in...intellect is not replenished, he is only an animal. (iv, ii, 23-5) Holofernes's contribution to the debate about orthography consists, predictably, of...
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Where Books Fall Open: A Readers Anthology of Wit and Passion: A Reader's ...

Bascove - Fiction - 2003 - 149 pages
...Read something luminous at night. Edmund Wilson Sir, he hath not fed of the dainties that are bred of a book; he hath not eat paper as it were; he hath...only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts. William Shakespeare LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST ITALO CALVINO If On a W1nter's Night a Traveler In the shop...
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Der Gelehrte in der Literatur: literarische Perspektiven zur ...

Ronald Dietrich - Intellectuals in literature - 2003 - 517 pages
...Gelehrten entworfen wird: Hol. Twice-sod simplicity, bis coctus\ O! thou monster Ignorance, how deform'd dost thou look. Nath. Sir, he hath never fed of the...dainties that are bred in a book. He hath not eat paper, ńs it were; he hath not drunk ink: his intellect is not replenished; he is only an animal, only sensible...
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Shakespeare's Webs: Networks of Meaning in Renaissance Drama

Arthur F. Kinney - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 168 pages
...the illiterate Dull provokes from Shakespeare not satire nor even parody but a kind of gentle comedy: Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred...only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts. (4.2.21-24) By contrast, Nathaniel can praise the pedant Holofernes, whose hyperbole is quickly grounded,...
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Shakespeare and Language

Catherine M. S. Alexander - Drama - 2004 - 294 pages
...one unredeemed by literacy's Euchatist: he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a hook. He hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk...intellect is not replenished, he is only an animaL (4.2.25-5) Holofernes's conttibution to the debate about orthography consists, predicrably, of the...
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Love's Labor's Lost

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 352 pages
...ignorance, how deformed dost thou look! NATHANIEL Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred 25 in a book. He hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath...parts. And such barren plants are set before us that we 30 thankful should be — Which we rof taste and feeling are — for those parts that do fructify in...
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