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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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Elizabethan Theater: Essays in Honor of S. Schoenbaum

Samuel Schoenbaum, R. B. Parker, Professor of English Trinity College R B Parker, Sheldon P. Zitner - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 324 pages
...stumbling attempt to articulate his dream should paraphrase a celebrated passage from 1 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" (4.1.209-12). The original passage refers to the "hidden wisdom" of "the deep things of God" whose...
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The Unmasking of Drama: Contested Representation in Shakespeare's Tragedies

Jonathan Baldo - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 pages
...that the story of eye and ear in that play doubles the comic plot of inversion and anarchic confusion: "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). Given the chaotic realignment of faculties and their functions in Bottoms speech, it...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...is but an ass if he go about t'expound this dream. Methought I was - there is no man can tell what. Methought I had - but man is but a patched fool if...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was. (4.1.202-11) It is Bottom's sense in this speech that he has had an experience greater than he can...
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God Encountered: A Contemporary Catholic Systematic Theology, Volumes 2-4

Frans Jozef van Beeck - Religion - 1997 - 425 pages
...was,—and methouglu I had,—but man is but a patched fool, if he will offer to say what methouglu I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was [cf. i Cor 2, 9. i2; Is 64, 4; 65, t7]. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream: it...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

1997 - 64 pages
...be a blundering fool to say what I thought I had. The eye of man has not heard, the ear of man has not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue...get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream, and it shall be called 'Bottom's Dream' because it had no bottom; and I will sing it at the end of...
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Fools and Jesters in Literature, Art, and History: A Bio-bibliographical ...

Vicki K. Janik - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 552 pages
...attempts to recognize his reality: Methought 1 was, and methought I had — but man is but [a patch'd] fool, if he will offer to say what methought I had....conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was (4.1.206-21 1). These mangled, misquoted lines (see 1 Cor. 2:9) reveal more than the humor of this...
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Against Coercion: Games Poets Play

Eleanor Cook - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 318 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....conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. (4.1.zo4-14)2 CLARENCE: Methoughts that I had broken from the Tower. . . . Methought that Gloucester...
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Strands Afar Remote: Israeli Perspectives on Shakespeare

Avraham Oz - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 307 pages
...wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass, if he go about [f] expound this dream. . . . 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 Dream," because it hath no bottom; and I will sing...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...Power 203 by confusing sight and hearing in his bungled rendering of a passage from I Corinthians: "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was" (4.l.2II-l4). Despite its rich visual imagery, A Midsummer Night's Dream keeps reminding us that the...
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The Variety of Dream Experience: Expanding Our Ways of Working with Dreams ...

Montague Ullman, Claire Limmer - Psychology - 1999 - 280 pages
...dream. Methought I 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...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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