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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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Chamber's household edition of the dramatic works of ..., Part 26, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1861 - 410 pages
...and manly testimony to the personal merits and genius of his friend is too memorable to be omitted: ' 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...
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The Works of Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1862 - 964 pages
...Bernard, Knight my noble and ever honoured Patron, was buned 6th of March 1673." lw See page xxix. iw " h day's path, and Titan's fiery wheels :*' Now ere the sun a Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penned), he never blotted out a line. My answer hath...
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The biography and bibliography of Shakespeare

Henry George Bohn - 1863 - 568 pages
...papers, and firft publimed in 1641), we give it in his own words, together with his explanation : " I remember, the players " have often mentioned it as an " honour to Shakefpeare, that in his " writing (whatever he penned) he " never blotted out a line. My " anfwer...
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History of William Shakespeare, Player and Poet: With New Facts and Traditions

Stephen Watson Fullom - Dramatists, English - 1864 - 394 pages
...mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in writing, whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, Would he had blotted a thousand!" A thousand lines blotted out of Shakespeare. Posterity, to whom Ben addresses this stage confidence,...
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Shakespere, His Birthplace, Home, and Grave: A Pilgrimage to Stratford-on ...

J. M. Jephson, Ernest Edwards - Dramatists, English - 1864 - 288 pages
...taking offence. Jonfon in his " Difcoveries," in the ninth volume of Gifford's edition, fays — " I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakefpere, that in his writing, whatfoever he penned he never blotted out a line. My anfwer hath been,...
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Meliora, Volumes 7-8

Great Britain - 1865 - 792 pages
...Discoveries,' published in 1640, we find him saying, in allusion to the preface to the first folio : — ' 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...
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Memoirs of the Life of William Shakespeare: With an Essay Toward the ...

Richard Grant White - Dramatists, English - 1865 - 452 pages
...at the poet, breaks out into a hearty expression of admiration and cherished love of the man.* * " I remember the Players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penn'd) he never blotted out line. My answer hath beene,...
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The works of William Shakespeare, the text revised by A ..., Part 131, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1865 - 728 pages
...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 ! Whieh they thought a malevolent speeeh. I had not told posterity this, but for their ignoranee, who...
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The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1866 - 412 pages
...TO The entire passage concerning Shakespeare in the Discaveries, is too interesting to be omitted. " 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...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida. Coriolanus. Titus ...

William Shakespeare - 1866 - 728 pages
...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. I had not told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who...
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