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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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Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love

Jill Line - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 196 pages
...unable to describe it but his muddled phraseology conveys that it is beyond all sensory experience: 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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Sogno di una notte di mezza estate

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2006 - 226 pages
...bellows-mender! 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 I was - there is no man can tell...
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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Laurie E. Maguire - Self-Help - 2006 - 246 pages
...identity, he 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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Puck

Gene Callahan - Fiction - 2006 - 306 pages
...it hard to imagine giving her up, but the question left his dreams turbulent and troubled. PART IV / 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 — no man can tell what....
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Leaves the world to darkness

David Boyle - 2007 - 252 pages
...with us hurrying along behind. As he went, he told a story which sounded a little like this. XIX 7 have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was...' WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Josiah's story ONCE THERE was a kingdom, not far from...
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An Unquiet Grave

P. J. Parrish - Fiction - 2006 - 448 pages
...said. Then Charlie looked at him, his eyes clear and focused. "'I had a dream,' " he said softly. "'I 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.' " "That's from your book," Louis said. Charlie...
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Tolkien and Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes and Language

Janet Brennan Croft, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 337 pages
...and foolishness is thoroughly explored in Bottom. He understands his experiences as remarkable — "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" (4.1.203-5), which he nevertheless attempts...
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Richard Wagners Shaekespeare Wagner in der Diskussion, Bd. 3 €24,80 / Sfr 44,10

Yvonne Nilges - Opera - 2007 - 198 pages
...Schaffensprinzipien und -methoden der beiden Giganten nachzuweisen [.] (Thomas Mann, Doktor Faustus, 9. Kapitel)26 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,...
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Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare & His Contemporaries: Rewriting ...

Michele Marrapodi - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 310 pages
...representation, discovering only with Bottom that he lived a dream which felt to him like reality. 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. (4.1.203-6). Bottom's dream also matters to...
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Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine's Guide to Life and Love

Patrice Hannon - Social Science - 2007 - 180 pages
...100H. In loving memory of my parents, Joseph and Marie (Joy) Hannon / have bad a mi\it rare vuion. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her...
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