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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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Henry VIII. Two noble kinsmen...by...Mr John Fletcher and Mr. William ...

William Shakespeare - 1884
...the trial of the Queen formed a part of the play. 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." Howes, in...
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Walford's Antiquarian: A Magazine & Bibliographical Review, Volume 8

Great Britain
...inwardly and ran round like a train, consuming in less than an hour the whole House to the very ground ; nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks, and one man had his breeches set on fire." Another letter : " But it was a great marvel and grace of...
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Annals of the Life and Work of William Shakespeare: Collected from the Most ...

Joseph Cundall - Dramatists, English - 1886 - 146 pages
...and ran round like a train, consuming within less than an hour the whole house to the very grounds. 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 bottled...
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Richard III. Henry VIII. Troilus

William Shakespeare - 1887
...than an hour the whole house to the very ground This was the falal 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 bad not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottle ale." From all...
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King Henry the Eighth: With Introd., and Notes [explanatory and Critical ...

William Shakespeare - 1887
...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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History of King Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - 1891 - 217 pages
...is True I" In the fifth stanza we have the lines, 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." Howes, in...
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London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations, and Traditions, Volume 2

Henry Benjamin Wheatley - London (England) - 1891
...inwardly and ran round like a train, consuming in less than an hour the whole house to the very ground ; nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks and one man had his breeches set on fire.— Sir Henry Wotton to Sir Edmund Bacon, July 2, 1613. The...
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A Manual for the Collector and Amateur of Old English Plays

William Carew Hazlitt - English drama - 1892 - 288 pages
...than an hour, the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrique, 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." All Mistaken...
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The English Illustrated Magazine

1892
...hour, the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, 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 roo. January, 1892. x 2 wit, put it out with...
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Old and New London: The southern suburbs

Walter Thornbury - London (England). - 1893
...consuming within less than an hour the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of j that virtuous fabrick, wherein yet nothing did perish...forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fa, that would perhaps have broyled him, if he tad not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out...
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