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" I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, "Would he ' had blotted a thousand," which they thought a malevolent speech. "
A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature ... - Page 244
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Poetaster, Volume 27

Ben Jonson - 1616 - 418 pages
...Shakspeer wanted arte.' Then recall that other saying, not to be found fault with, in the Discoveries : 'I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (Whatsoever he penned) he never blotted a line. My answer hath been,...
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The Letters of Pliny the Younger: With Observations on Each Letter ..., Volume 2

Pliny (the Younger.), John Boyle Earl of Orrery - 1751 - 524 pages
...immortal SHAKESPEARE, we muft own the criticifm of BEN JOHNSON to be perfectly juft, where he fays a, " I remember the players " have often mentioned it as an honour to SHAKESPEARE, " that in his writing, whatfoever he penned, he never <( blotted out a line. My anfwer...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time ..., Volume 1

Robert Shiells, Theophilus Cibber - Poets, English - 1753 - 366 pages
...fort of eflay towards the charafter of Shakefpear. I fhall prefent it the-reader in his own words-; ' I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakefpear, that in writing he never blotted out a line. My anfwer hath been,, would he had blotted...
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The British Plutarch, Or Biographical Entertainer: Being a Select Collection ...

British - 1762 - 416 pages
...of eflay towards the character of Shakefpear. I fhall prefent it to the reader in his own words. " I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakefpear, that, in writing, he never blotted out a line. My anfwer hath been, would he had blotted...
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Stockdale's Edition of Shakespeare: Including, in One Volume, the Whole of ...

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1784 - 1114 pages
...J onion has made a fort of an efl‚y towards it in his Difcweries, I will give it in his words : " I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakfpvarc, " that in writing (whatlbever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My anlwer " hath...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 316 pages
...Jonson has made a sort of an essay towards it in his Discoveries, I will give it in his words : 41 I remember the players have often mentioned it " as an honour to Shakspcre, that in writing (what" soever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My " answer hath been,...
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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1790 - 596 pages
...Jonfon has made a fort of an eflay towards it in his Difcoi>er!e.<, I will give it in his words : " and himfelf, Each one with ireful paflion, with drawn fwords, Shakfpeare. 44 that in writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My anfwer " hath...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793 - 860 pages
...I the faid Elizabeth have limited and difpofed of all that my melFuage with the appurtenances in " I remember the players have often mentioned " it as an honour to Shakfpeare, that in writing " (whatfoever he penned) he never blotted out a " line.' My anfwer hath...
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Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1795 - 428 pages
...Johnfon. has made a fort of an eflay towards .it in his Dlfcoveries, I will give it in his words. " I remember the players have often mentione.d it as " an honour to Shakefpeare, that in writing, whatfo" ever- he penned, he never blotted out a line. My " anfwer hath...
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The beauties of Shakespeare, selected from his plays and poems

William Shakespeare - 1796 - 422 pages
...Ben Jonfon has made a fort of an eflay towards it in his Difcovertest I will give it iu his words : " I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakfpeare, that in writing, whatfoever he penned, he never blotted out a line. My anfwer had been,...
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