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" 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. "
Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labor's lost. Merchant of Venice. As you ... - Page 57
by William Shakespeare - 1846
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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's Industry

Charlotte Carmichael Stopes - Dramatists, English - 1916 - 352 pages
...vexation of a dream." — (IV. 1.) Bottom, in his bewilderment managed to speak of his dream, (iv. 1.) " The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was." Yet it got into the Stationers' Register as " Bottom's Dream." The lovers too had dreams which they...
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The Play Way: An Essay in Educational Method, Part 5

Henry Caldwell Cook - Drama in education - 1917 - 366 pages
...our puny modern standpoint Bottom's blunders in speaking would be an impermissible exaggeration. " The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was." Why, it is absurdly overdone, is it not ? Mistress Quickly and Dogberry and Slender and many others...
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A Midsummer-night's Dream, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - Athens (Greece) - 1924 - 176 pages
...Methought I was — there is no man can tell what....[^ passes his hand across his head, touching his ears] Methought I was, and methought I had.. ..but man is...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. I wfll get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream: it shall be called Bottom's Dream; because it...
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The Organised Theatre: A Plea in Civics

St. John Greer Ervine, Saint John Greer Ervine - Drama - 1924 - 203 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." The play is a moonshine piece, and as plays go, it is ill-contrived and, perhaps, silly, but it is...
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Forty-minute Plays from Shakespeare, Volume 10

William Shakespeare, Frederick George Barker - English drama - 1924 - 395 pages
...disappearance: we have had a most rare vision. We 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...his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what our dream was. Scene 1. Quince's house in prehistoric Athens Quince, Snug, Bottom, Flute, Snout, and...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 83 pages
...what dream it was. Man is but an ass, if he go about to expound this dream. Methought I was — there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought...not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his 210 heart to report, what my dream was.103 I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream:...
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Dramatherapy with Families, Groups and Individuals: Waiting in the Wings

Sue Jennings - Psychology - 1992 - 160 pages
...what would life be then but despair?' Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling: trans. Hannay 1985, Penguin. 5. 'the eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath...conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was!' Bottom in A Midsummer Night 's Dream. Bibliography References cited in the text Bachelard, G., 1968,...
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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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