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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 History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1899
...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.' The calamity...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1899
...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.' The calamity...
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Shakespeare's History of King Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - 1899 - 217 pages
...the fifth stanza we have the lines, This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yei 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 bottle ale." Howes, in...
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Shakespeare's Life and Work

Sir Sidney Lee - Dramatists, English - 1900 - 231 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...cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on fire, 138 SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE AND WORK that would perhaps have broyled him, if he had not by the benefit of...
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The Works of Shakespeare, Volume 11

William Shakespeare - 1900
...an hour the whole House to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrique ; wherein yet nothing did perish, but wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks." And the old chronicler of this first of many similar catastrophes adds with naive humour: "Only one...
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Shakespeare's Life and Work

Sir Sidney Lee - Dramatists, English - 1904 - 231 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 and a few forsaken c]oaksj only one man had his breeches set on fire, Theatre, June 29. that would perhaps have broyled...
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In the Days of Shakespeare

Tudor Jenks - 1905 - 288 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...had 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." Besides...
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Shakespeare's London

Henry Thew Stephenson - Great Britain - 1905 - 357 pages
...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 Henrv Wotton.) The Globe was immediately rebuilt, octagonal...
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Shakespeare's London

Henry Thew Stephenson - Great Britain - 1905 - 357 pages
...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.) The Globe was immediately rebuilt, octagonal...
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Southwark Cathedral: The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of ...

William Thompson - Southwark Cathedral - 1906 - 365 pages
...OP THE GLOBE. f * Sir Henry Wotton tells us that only one man had his nether garments "set on Hre, that would perhaps have broyled him, if he had not by the henefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle Ale " — an application of malted liquor of which...
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