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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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The Works of William Shakspere

William Shakespeare - 1873 - 764 pages
...is no man can tell what. Methought I was шс! methought I had. — Cut man is but a patchec '.-rs\ so much of man in me, And all my mother came into mine eyes, And gave me up (he ear or man hail act seen, man's hand is notable to taste, his tongu to conceive, nor his heart...
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The Variety of Dream Experience: Expanding Our Ways of Working with Dreams ...

Montague Ullman, Claire Limmer - Psychology - 1999 - 280 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." It is not our "I am" systems to which our dreams refer; it is our "I am not" systems to which our dreams...
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Shakespeare in the Theatre

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 270 pages
...Shakespearean judgment of the relative importance of the various senses to the theatrical experience: "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (MND, 4. 2.210- 14). M And as a deformation of the text of St. Paul, Bottom's formulation would have...
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Shakespeare and Social Dialogue: Dramatic Language and Elizabethan Letters

Lynne Magnusson - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 221 pages
...Furthermore, it is possible that Bottom's frustrated effort in A Midsummer Night's Dream to express what "eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not...taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report" (4.1.209-11) was suggested by the mismatched words concerning inexpressibility that open a letter of...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 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. (4.1.201-10) Well, I — as expounding ass and patched fool for the occasion — will venture to say...
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The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early-Modern England

Michael O'Connell - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 208 pages
...words as a judgment of the relative importance of the various senses to the theatrical experience: "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (4. 1 .21 1-14). 27 Such a deformation of a text of St. Paul (1 Corinthians 2:9-10) would have an easily...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 88 pages
...had. The eye of man hath not heard, the 209 ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to 210 taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report...what my dream was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballet of this dream. It shall be called "Bottom's 213 Dream," because it hath no bottom; and I will...
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Truth and the Comedic Art

Michael Gelven - Drama - 2000 - 172 pages
...artistic form to his wonder. Carried away with what he remembers, he assures us, the audience, that: "the eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man, hath not seen ..." anything quite like what he experienced. This garbled syntax often produces at least a chuckle...
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Shakespeare and Masculinity

Bruce R. Smith - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 182 pages
...some of the words in the wrong places, but his stupendous description of his no less stupendous dream ('The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen . . .') is one of the great set pieces in Shakespeare's plays (A Midsummer Night's Dream, 4.1.208-9)....
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...was - 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....what my dream was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballet of this dream ; it shall be called Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom ; and I will sing...
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