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" I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. "
Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream - Page 70
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 99 pages
...there is no man can tell what. Methought I was — and methought I had — but man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what methought I had....hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's 210 hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was! I...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Ed. de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 328 pages
...phrase like Hamlet's 'There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow' (5.2.157-8), or Bottom's 'The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen . . .' (Dream 4.1.204-5), or, indeed, the very title Measure for Measure, with its multiple reverberations...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...— there is no man can tell what. Methought I was — and methought I had — but man is a patched fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had....conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. Bottom— MND IV.i True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...— there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had, — but "inn is but a patcht s b repon, what my dream was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballet of this dream: it shall be called...
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Reading Hume's Dialogues: A Veneration for True Religion

William Lad Sessions - Religion - 2002 - 296 pages
...noted. No eye has seen [them], O God, but You, Who act for those who trust in You." (Isaiah 64:3) 8. "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (A Midsummer Night's Dream, IV.i.21 8-221). 9. In germ, this is precisely the kind of a priori argument...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 46

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 280 pages
...sense of it, and he tangles up the senses while paraphrasing St Paul to express his puzzlement and awe: 'The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was' (4.1.208-11). Human senses and powers collapse under the effort to report the experience that he recalls....
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The Sound of Shakespeare

Wes Folkerth - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 147 pages
...is most evident from the remarks he makes upon waking from his dream, when he declares in amazement 'The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was' (4.1.209-12). The perceptual confusion indicated in the speech is an unintentional effect of the confusion...
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Putting History to the Question: Power, Politics, and Society in English ...

Michael Neill - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 464 pages
...stumbling attempt to articulate his dream should paraphrase a celebrated passage from 1 Corinthians (2.9): "the eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was" (4.1.209-12). The biblical passage refers to the "hidden wisdom" of "the deep things of God" whose...
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Working with Oneness

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2002 - 155 pages
...I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was — The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, 92 what my dream was... it shall be called "Bottom's Dream" because it has no bottom.2 But does this...
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Medicine and Literature: The Doctor's Companion to the Classics, Volume 1

John Salinsky - Medical - 2002 - 236 pages
...about to expound this dream. Methought I was - and methought I had - but a man is a patched fool f he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye...not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand s not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report on what my dream was. I will...
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