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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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A Dictionary of Old English Plays, Existing Either in Print Or in Manuscript ...

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - English drama - 1860 - 296 pages
...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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Homes and Haunts of the Wise and Good, Or Visits to Remarkable Places in ...

Mrs. S. C. Hall - Authors, English - 1860 - 384 pages
...very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish hut wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that perhaps had broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottle ale."...
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The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...than an hour, the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw,...few forsaken cloaks : only one man had his breeches act on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the beueut of a provident wit,...
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Histories

William Shakespeare - 1867
...than an hour, the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw,...few forsaken cloaks : only one man had his breeches sot on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit,...
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Studies of Shakspere

Charles Knight - 1868 - 560 pages
...than an hour, the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrie, 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."* Here,...
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The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford

Philip Massinger, John Ford - English drama - 1869 - 662 pages
...Globe in a letter to his nephew, concludes thus:—" This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw,...cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on fire, tbat would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out with...
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Tragedies

William Shakespeare - 1870
...than an hour, the whole house to the very ground. 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." Here, then,...
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Shakespeare's History of King Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - 1872 - 210 pages
...stanza we have the lines, " Away ran Lady Katherine, 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.v Howes, in...
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Shakespeare's the Winter's Tale, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson - 1872 - 218 pages
...than an hour the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric ; wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks." Some of the circumstances here specified clearly point to the play which has come down to us as Shakespeare's....
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Essays on Shakespeare

Karl Elze - 1874 - 379 pages
...than an hour, the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period to 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.' l That...
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