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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. "
The comedies, histories, tragedies and poems of William Shakspere, ed. by C ... - Page 387
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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Acting Shakespeare: For Auditions and Examinations

Frank Barrie - Acting - 2003 - 111 pages
...l was and methought l had - but man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what methought l had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. l will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream. lt shall be called 'Bottom's Dream', because...
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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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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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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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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about t'expound this dream. Methought I was — there is no man can...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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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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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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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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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 452 pages
...of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream. Methought 1 was - there is no man can tell what. Methought I was,...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was (IV, i, 104 ft) That is Bottom's great moment, and a daring piece of theatre as we teeter on the brink...
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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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