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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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The Highway of Letters and Its Echoes of Famous Footsteps

Thomas Archer - Authors, English - 1893 - 507 pages
...than an hour, the whole house to the very grounds. This was the fatal period to that virtuous fabric, wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw,...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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English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature, Volume 11

Henry Morley - English literature - 1895
...within an hour, the whole house to the very grounds. 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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Echoes of the Playhouse: Reminiscences of Some Past Glories of the English Stage

Edward Robins - Actors - 1895 - 331 pages
...than an hour, the whole house to the very grounds. 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." Bottle...
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The Looker-on: Musical, Dramatic, Literary ..., Volume 1

William Hansell Fleming - Drama - 1895
...grounds. This was the fatal period to that virtuous fabric, wherein 26 in yet nothing did perish but wood, 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 ready wit, put it out with bottled ale."...
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Shakespeare: His Life, Art, and Characters. With an Historical Sketch of the ...

Henry Norman Hudson - English drama - 1895
...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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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 12

William Shakespeare - 1897
...within an hour, the whole house to the verv grounds. 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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The Plays of Shakespeare, Volume 17

William Shakespeare - 1897
...within an hour, the whole house to the very grounds. 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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King Richard III: With The Tragedie of Richard, Duke of Yorke ... ; [and ...

William Shakespeare - 1897 - 384 pages
...within an hour, the whole house to the very grounds. 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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A Life of William Shakespeare

Sir Sidney Lee - 1898 - 476 pages
...than an hour the whole House to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that vertuous fabrique; wherein yet nothing did perish, but wood and straw...forsaken cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on lire, that would perhaps have broyled him, if he had not by the benefit uf a provident wit put it out...
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A Life of William Shakespeare, Part 2

Sir Sidney Lee - Dramatists, English - 1899 - 385 pages
...an hour the whole House to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that vertuous fabrique ; wherein yet nothing did perish, but wood and straw...perhaps have broyled him, if he had not by the benefit ofa provident wit put it out with bottle[d] ale.' John Chamberlain, writing to Sir Ralph \Vinwoodon...
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