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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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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...account of the experience: 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...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. (4.1.205-6,211-14) Bottom's speech, with its misaligning of the senses, is a parody of 1 Corinthians...
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The Medieval Mystical Tradition in England: Exeter Symposium VII : Papers ...

Exeter Symposium (2004 : Charney Manor) - History - 2004 - 212 pages
...experience among the fairies, says, 'l 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...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was' (1V.i. 209-10, 214-17). Bottom's lack of awareness about almost anything is comically apparent here,...
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Rhetoric and Renaissance Culture

Heinrich F. Plett - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 581 pages
...(190-191). This twofold synaesthesia is a trope that first appeared when Bottom woke up from his dream: The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. (IV.i.209-212), which is a travesty of St. Paul's Epistle I Corinthians ii.10. The prosopopoeias of...
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Playgoing in Shakespeare's London

Andrew Gurr, Professor of English Andrew Gurr - Drama - 2004 - 344 pages
...he was renewing his own confusion when he awoke from his dream and misquoted the Bishops' Bible with 'the eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen' (4.1). Shakespeare's play with its mockery of stage realism anticipated Jonson's more strident derision...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 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...what my dream was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballet of this dream. It shall be called 'Bottom's Dream1 because it hath no bottom; and I will Sing...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 452 pages
...make good in his great verse speech on justice) reminds us of an earlier use of hypallage, Bottom's 'The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen', and again a comic device is adapted to tragedy with great force, for the misuse of language here is...
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Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love

Jill Line - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 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. . . ^m_\ 3 His confusion and euphoria over his experience is not surprising for he has spent a night...
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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Laurie E. Maguire - Self-Help - 2006 - 214 pages
...garbled account of the experience: 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...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. (4.1.205-6, 211-14) Bottom's speech, with its misaligning of the senses, is a parody of 1 Corinthians...
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The Empress of India: A Professor Moriarty Novel

Michael Kurland - Fiction - 2007 - 320 pages
...you, Mr. Holmes." "Thank you. I feel the same way myself," Holmes told her. 200 TWE N TY- S IX MISSING The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. — William Shakespeare A large black dhow, which had been motorized with some sort of ancient and...
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Plum Wine: A Novel

Angela Davis-Gardner - Fiction - 2006 - 316 pages
...your love." Mr. Doi pointed at Bottom. Hiroko stood, rubbing her eyes. "The eye of man," she began, "hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. This I will call Bottom's dream" — she held out her arms in a dramatic gesture — "because it has...
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