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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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Doing Second Language Research: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice ...

James Dean Brown, Theodore S. Rodgers - Foreign Language Study - 2002 - 314 pages
...drawn, and not overstated. INTROSPECTIVE RESEARCH: VERBAL PROTOCOLS Introducing introspective research The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, mans hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was....
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Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity

Howard B. White - History - 1970 - 156 pages
...Christians. Bottom refers to his experience in the wood by misquoting Paul and confusing the senses: The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen ... what my dream was. (IV, i, 230-33) Bottom again confuses the senses in the role of Pyramus : I...
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The Reel Shakespeare: Alternative Cinema and Theory

Lisa S. Starks, Courtney Lehmann - Drama - 2002 - 298 pages
...proclaimed earlier in the same Pauline epistle undergo Bottom's comic synesthesia and become that which "the eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen" (Dream 4.1.211-12). Moreover, even though the complementary symmetry of "to hear with eyes" and "to...
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Understanding A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Student Casebook to Issues ...

Faith Nostbakken - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 197 pages
...brings the theological element of dreams into play, too, as he humorously mixes all the senses, saying, "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (4.1.214—17; from 1 Corinthians 2:9). Bottom elicits laughter, but he also offers the possibility...
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Sleep and Dreaming: Scientific Advances and Reconsiderations

Edward F. Pace-Schott, Mark Solms, Mark Blagrove, Stevan Harnad - Medical - 2003 - 360 pages
...definition, being made available only as the individual dreamer desires. In the words of Shakespeare, "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (Shakespeare 1595/ 1986). When we gather to study dreams, we each bring to the table our personal definitions....
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 56, Shakespeare and Comedy: An Annual Survey of ...

Peter Holland - Drama - 2003 - 370 pages
...1960). 18 Cf. Bottom's even more thorough confusion of the senses in his celebrated Pauline parody: '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). (See also my 'John Hart and Bottom "goes but to see a noise"' (forthcoming)). 19 'While...
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Acting Shakespeare: For Auditions and Examinations

Frank Barrie - Acting - 2003 - 111 pages
...grander than the one he's been rehearsing. lt's all VERY serious for him and he has no idea when he says The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, that he may not be expressing himself quite as eloquently as he thinks. He is half remembering the...
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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 211 pages
...(3.1.85-87), Bottom, elevating his dream, confuses the senses. "The eye of man hath not heard,'1 he says; the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. (4.1.209-12) wirh no power behind them able to discriminate between the objects of different senses...
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Going Home Through Seven Paths to Nowhere: Reading Short Stories by ...

Katalin G. Kállay - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 177 pages
...Dream (actually a parodistically perverted version of Saint Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians): 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.193...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 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....conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was. (4.1.199-207). This is the joke of a decisively secular dramatist, a writer who deftly turned the dream...
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