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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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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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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, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D, John M. Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 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...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 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 99 pages
...dream it was. Man is but an ass if he 205 go about to expound this dream. Methought I was — there is no man can tell what. Methought I was — and methought...hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's 210 hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was! I...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...Methought I was — there is no man can tell what. Methought I was — and methought I had — but man is a patched fool, if he will offer to say what methought...conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. Bottom— MND IV.i True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...— there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had, — but "inn is but a patcht s b repon, what my dream was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballet of this dream: it shall be called...
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Putting History to the Question: Power, Politics, and Society in English ...

Michael Neill - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 464 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 biblical passage refers to the "hidden wisdom" of "the deep things of God" whose...
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