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" I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was: man is but an ass, if he go about to expound this dream. "
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Putting History to the Question: Power, Politics, and Society in English ...

Michael Neill - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 556 pages
...his auditors, would make him something Other than true Athenian and would require another language: "I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass, if he go about t' expound this dream. Methought I was—there is no man can tell...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Quotations, English - 2002 - 244 pages
...what it would, Acts little of his will. Claudius — Hamlet IV.v DREAMS: "Children of an idle brain" I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say 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...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1989 - 1286 pages
...bellows-mender! Snout the tinker! Starveling! — God's my life, stol'n hence, and left me asleep! 1 angerous That she doth man is but an ass, if he go about to expound this dream, Methought I was — there is no man can tell...
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Medicine and Literature: The Doctor's Companion to the Classics, Volume 1

John Salinsky - Diseases in literature - 2002 - 252 pages
...ask him to explain where he has been, he does so in the following amusing and wondrous meditation: / have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man s but an ass f he go about to expound this dream. Methought I was - and methought I had - but...
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Holy Scripture Speaks: The Production and Reception of Erasmus' Paraphrases ...

Hilmar M. Pabel, Mark Vessey - History - 2002 - 424 pages
...bellows-mender? Snout the tinker? Starveling? God's my life! Stolen hence, and left me asleep? - l have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say 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...
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Shakespeare nostro contemporaneo

Jan Kott - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 282 pages
...lies your love. TITA How came these things to pass? / O, how mine eyes do loathe his visage now!] f" [I have had a dream, — past the wit of man to say what dream it was: — Man is but an ass, f he go about to expound this dream. Methought I was — there is no man can...
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Dreams on Film: The Cinematic Struggle Between Art and Science

Leslie Halpern - Performing Arts - 2010 - 216 pages
...(Dennis Quaid) tries to save him in Dreamscape (20th Century-Pox, 1983). Midsummer Night's Dream (1999). "I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream," he says upon awakening. Humbled by the experience...
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Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare, Arthur Rackham - Art - 2003 - 180 pages
...the tinker ! Starveling ! God's my life, stolen hence, and left me asleep ! I have had a most vile vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was : man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream. Methougfht I was, — there is no man can...
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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan H. Blits - Drama - 2003 - 228 pages
...have seen the fairies, he says that his dream was beyond the power of human intelligence to describe: "I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was" (4.1.204-5). Then, in his next breath, he says that a man would be "but an ass" if he undertook to...
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Acting Shakespeare: For Auditions and Examinations

Frank Barrie - Acting - 2003 - 136 pages
...tinker? Starveling? God's my life! Stolen hence, and left me asleep? - l have had a most rare vision. l have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about t'expound this dream. Methought l was there is no man can tell what....
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