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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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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...Queen, remembers his metamorphosis only as a dream. He gives us a garbled account of the experience: I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. . . . The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste,...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 460 pages
...he is returned to his human shape. And then, in a series of fits and starts, he tries to recount it: 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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Heat of Fusion and Other Stories

John M. Ford - Fiction - 2004 - 376 pages
...feet, danced a little jig-step, and sat down under the tree. "I have had a most rare vision," he said. "I have had a dream . . . past the wit of man to say what dream it was." He pulled the clogs on. clipclopped his feet on the floor. "Man is but an ass if he go about to expound...
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The Medieval Mystical Tradition in England: Exeter Symposium VII : Papers ...

Edward Alexander Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 238 pages
...Midsummer Night's Dream, Bottom, upon awakening from his disturbing experience among the fairies, says, 'l have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. . . . The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste,...
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Directing Shakespeare: A Scholar Onstage

Sidney Homan - Theater - 2004 - 169 pages
...struggles to recall and, in his failure, recalls eloquently, however unintentionally: an indistinct place, a dream "past the wit of man to say what dream it was," a place where eyes can hear and ears see, profound "because it hath no bottom" (4.1.200-219). The forest...
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Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare's Legal Appeal

Daniel Kornstein - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 296 pages
...for loud laughter. It is now time to do justice to Bottom. This is what Bottom says when he wakes up: 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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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 68 pages
...follow him. On the way we can tell each other our dreams. After the lovers have left, Bottom wakes up. I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was... The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue...
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The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose

Brian Vickers - Electronic books - 2005 - 472 pages
...confused hypallage: Snout the tinker! Starveling! God's my life. Stolen hence, and left me asleep. 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 1 was - there is no man can tell...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 900 pages
...the bellows-mender! Snout, the tinker! Starveling! God's my life! Stol'n hence, and left me asleep! 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 rises] Methought I was — there is no...
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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - American drama (Comedy) - 2005 - 124 pages
...started out real nice. Maybe the rum punch was too strong. . . CAGNEY. (Practicing his lines as Bottom:) "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. . ." (OBERON and OLIVIA now enter together....
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