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" ... the tide : for after I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon his finger's end, I knew there was but one way ; for his nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of green frieze.'2 How now, sir John ? quoth I : what, man... "
Life portraits of William Shakespeare: a history of the various ... - Page 18
by James Hain Friswell - 1864 - 128 pages
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 74

Literary Criticism - 1853
...singularly felicitous. But the MS. corrector's emendation is also entitled to a hearing. He reads : ' for his nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of great frieze." This, it must be admitted, is a lamentable falling off, in point of sentiment, from...
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Notes and Emendations to the Text of Shakespeare's Plays: From Early ...

John Payne Collier - Drama - 1853 - 512 pages
...on a table so covered, that Mrs. Quickly likens the nose of the dying wit and philosopher — "for his nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of green frieze" The emendation is on for " and," and frieze for " fields ;" and it is found in the margin of the folio,...
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The Text of Shakespeare Vindicated from the Interpolations and Corruptions ...

Samuel Weller Singer - Literary forgeries and mystifications - 1853 - 312 pages
...relief on a table so covered, that Mrs. Quickly likens the nose of the dying wit and philosopher, ' for his nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of green frieze.' The emendation is merely on for ' and,' and frieze for ' fields ;' and it is found in the margin of the...
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Notes and emendations to the text of Shakespeare's plays: from early ...

John Payne Collier - 1853 - 512 pages
...relief on a table so covered, that Mrs. Quickly likens the nose of the dying wit and philosopher—" for his nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of green frieze." The emendation is merely on for " and," and frieze for "fields ;" and it is found in the margin of the...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 29

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1853
...expected to find Theobald's guess confirmed by the corrector, but, alas ! the reading he gives is, " n and we fear that is the true reading. Perhaps, too, it is implied in the narrative that he had said...
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 25

Christianity - 1853
...truths which neither he nor any other man ever forgot yet. The emendator would have us read, ' 'A's nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of green frieze.' The explanation of Mr. Collier, that 'writing' tables were no doubt at that period often covered with green...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Old Copies, and by the ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1853 - 884 pages
...sheets, and play with flowers, and smile upon lis finger's end, I knew there was but one way ; for ut at her lady's chamber-window. John. What life is How now, sir John ? quoth I : what, man ! be of good cheer. So 'a cried out — God, God, God ! three...
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The National Miscellany: A Magazine of General Literature, Volume 1

1853
...certainly deserved to be correct. We must part with it nevertheless, the old MS. giving us instead, " For his nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of green frieze" A thing no doubt Mrs. Quickly was perfectly conversant with in her daily task of putting a room " to...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 193

Edward Cave, John Nichols - Literature - 1853
...owed all the truth and beauty of the passage. The reading of the old emendator is as follows, " for his nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of green frieze." " It is," says Mr. Collier, " to the sharpness of a pen as seen in strong relief upon a table so covered,...
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Notes & Queries, Volume 8

William White - Questions and answers - 1853
...sharp as a pen, and 'a babbled of green fields." — Shakspeare, " I knew there was but one way, for his nose was as sharp as a pen on a table of green frieze." — Shakspeare corrected. Some of the alterations in the manuscript corrections in ME. COLLIER'S old...
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