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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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The New Grant White Shakespeare: Love's labour's lost ; A midsummer night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1912
...— there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had — but man is but a patch'd fool if he will offer to say what methought I had....write a ballad of this dream : it shall be called 220 Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom ; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play, before...
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A Midsummer-night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1912 - 113 pages
...had, — but man is but a patch'd fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye of 215 man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen,...to write a ballad of this dream. It shall be called 220 Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom ; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play, before...
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A Midsummer-night's Dream, Volume 22

William Shakespeare - Athens (Greece) - 1912 - 113 pages
...had, — but man is but a patch'd fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye of 215 man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen,...to write a ballad of this dream. It shall be called 220 Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom ; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play, before...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1914 - 1454 pages
...come upon me. Act it. Se. i. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. ibid. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream, was. ibid. 1 Act ií. se. 2 in Singer and Knight. 2 See Chapman, pape 36. • Trew as ateele. — CHAUCER...
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Shakespeare the Actor and the Purposes of Playing

Meredith Anne Skura - Drama - 1993 - 325 pages
...transformed into St. Paul's mysterious vision of the things God has prepared for "them that love him": "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (MND 4.1.209-12). The regression which facilitates the religious vision also gives Bottom a sense of...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...say what dream it was.' Bottom then gives us a splendid perceptual distortion of / 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.' (A Midsummer Night's Dream 1V. i. 209) COMMENTARY At one level this vignette seems little other than...
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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

English drama - 1995 - 99 pages
...— there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had, but man is but a patch 'd fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had....Quince to write a ballad of this dream. It shall be call'd "Bottom's Dream," because it hath no bottom; and I will sing it in the latter end of a play,...
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Shakespeare from the Margins: Language, Culture, Context

Patricia A. Parker, Patricia Parker, Professor Patricia Parker - Drama - 1996 - 392 pages
...and abandons the attempt at an orderly or comprehending discourse ("No more words. Away!" IV.i.42): Man is but an ass, if he go about to expound this...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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...— there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had, — but man is but a patcht ose our ventures. CASSIUS. Then, with your will, go on; We'll along ourselves, and ballet of this dream: it shall be called Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom; and I will sing...
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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times ...

Theresa Enos, Theresa Jarnigan Enos - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 803 pages
...(5.1 (. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bottom evokes the ineffable wonder of his dream in explaining, "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was" (4.1l. As these examples suggest, hypallage is a figure of arrangement that creates poetic leaps of...
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