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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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Studies of Shakspere

Charles Knight - 1868 - 578 pages
...the two men. In his ' Discoveries,' written in his last years, there is the following passage : — " I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakspere, that in his writing, whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out a line. My answer had been,...
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom

Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) - English literature - 1870 - 536 pages
...Shakespeare in that, but for the explanation which Ben vouchsafes in his ' Timber.' He writes : — " 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 Quarterly Review, Volume 131

English literature - 1871 - 606 pages
...not been actors accustomed to such phraseology. J It is to this expression that Ben Jonson refers : ' I remember the players have often mentioned it as...his writing, whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out a line. Jly answer hath been,' &c. From the censure conveyed in Jonson's remark, it is obvious...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volumes 130-131

1871 - 650 pages
...1 It is to this expression that Ben Jonton refers : ' I remember the players have often nieationcd it as an honour to Shakspeare, that in his writing, whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been,' &c. From the censure conveyed in Jonson's remark, it i obvious...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: The tragedie of Ivlivs Csar. 1913

William Shakespeare - 1913 - 502 pages
...his Discoveries first printed in the Folio of 1641: 'De Shakspeare nostrat. — Augustus in Hat. — 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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Satires and Epistles

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1872 - 192 pages
...1. 279. And fluent Shakspeare scarce effac'daline. Ben Jonson, Discoveries (ed. Gifford, 9. 175) : ' 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 I" ' 1. 287. Congreve — Farquhar...
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Satires and Epistles

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1872 - 168 pages
...1. 279. And fluent Sbahpeare scarce ejfac'da line. Ben Jonson, Discoveries (ed. Gifford, 9. 175) : ' 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 I" ' 1.287. Congreve — Farqubar...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1872 - 592 pages
...Shakspeare is well known, but it is the reverse of unfavourable. Its value may excuse its length: — " I remember the players have often mentioned it as...writing — whatsoever he penned — he never blotted oat a line. My answer hath been, would he had blotted out a thousand 1 which they thought a malevolent...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1872 - 588 pages
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