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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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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...he died on his birth-day, April 33, 1616, and had exactly completed Ms lifty-sccond year. I ro " I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Sliakspearo, ** tliat in writing (whatsoever he penned) lie never blotted out a line. My answer " hath...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810 - 444 pages
...Ben Jonson has made a sort of an essay towards it in his Discoveries, I will give it in his words : " I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakspeare, that in writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, Would he had blotted...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810 - 436 pages
...Ben Jonson has made a sort of an essay towards it in his Discoveries, I will give it in his words : " I remember the players have often mentioned it *' as an honour to Shakspeare, that in writing (whatso" ever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My " answer hath been, Would he had blotted...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1812 - 370 pages
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816 - 462 pages
...they differ in clothes, not in judgment or understanding. De Shahpeart nastrat.-^Augustus in Hat. — I remember, the players have often mentioned it as...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....
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 5

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816 - 474 pages
...to the case before us, is the attack made on the poet in a previous passage. " I remember (says Ben) the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakspeare, that in writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line." Here Mr. Malone bristles up, and gives...
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The Observer: Being a Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar Essays ...

Richard Cumberland - Conduct of life - 1817 - 430 pages
...borrow their complexion from the times in which they originate. Ben Jonson says, ' that the players often mentioned it as an honour to Shakspeare, that...his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a fme. My answer hath been (adds he) Would he had blotted out a thousand! which they thought a...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 130

Great Britain - 1821 - 718 pages
...his ' malignant wish' with respect to the Dramatist's emendations! but let us bear his own words i " I remember the players have often mentioned it as...to Shakspeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penn'd) bee never blotted out [a] line. My answer hath beeue, would he bad blotted a thousand ! which...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 91, Part 2

English essays - 1821 - 728 pages
...' malignant wish' with respect to the Dramatist's emendations ; but let us hear his own words: " 1 remember the players have often mentioned it as an...to Shakspeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penn'd) bee never blotted out [a] line. My answer hath beene, would be had blotted a thousand ! which...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1821 - 676 pages
...Leaves living art but page to serve his wit. " Obiit An0. Dni. 1616. act. 53, die 23 Apri." STEEVENS. " I remember the players have often mentioned it as an " honour to Shakspeare, that in writing (whatsoever he " penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath " been, Would he had blotted...
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