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" What child is there that, coming to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes? "
Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the ... - Page 166
by Felix Emmanuel Schelling - 1908 - 1291 pages
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The plays and poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1821
...more appositely, in The Rape of Lucrece, 1594 : " Black stage for tragedies, and murthers fell." 9 " What child is there, that coming to a play and seeing Thebes written upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes?" Defence of Poesie, by Sir Philip Sidney. Signat....
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The plays and poems of William Shakspeare

William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1821
...more appositely, in The Rape of Lucrece, 1594 : " Black stage for tragedies, and murthers fell." 9 " What child is there, that coming to a play and seeing Thebes lent ten upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes?" Defence of Poesie, by Sir Philip Sidney....
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The works of Shakspeare: from the text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, Isaac Reed, George Steevens - Drama - 1825 - 896 pages
...so as to be visible to the audience. In The Defence of Poesie, by sir Philip Sydney, 1595, he says: om the smoke into the smother; From tyrant doke, unto a tyrant brother upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes V And Davenant, in the Introduction to his Siego of...
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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...: Sir Philip Sidney's ...

English literature - 1831
...worthy to have his name chronicled among the beasts he writeth of. What child is there, that cometh to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes ? If then a man can arrive to the child's age, to know that the...
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The history of English dramatic poetry to the time of Shakespeare ..., Volume 3

John Payne Collier - English drama - 1831
...it ' What child is there,' (asks Sir P. Sidney, in his Apology of Poetry, written about 1583,) ' that coming to a play and seeing Thebes written in great letters on an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes ? ' Malone, who misquotes this passage, by omitting...
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Shakespeare's scholar: being historical and critical studies of his text ...

Richard Grant White - 1854 - 504 pages
...well-known passage alluding to the appointments of the stage for which Shakespeare wrote : " What childe is there, that, coming to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes ?" when the emendator went over the volume.' " [NA Review,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 35

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith, George Cruikshank - 1854
...places of action. This custom is likewise referred to by Sir Philip Sydney in his "Defence of Poesie:" "What child is there that, coming to a play and seeing Thebes written upon an old door, doth believe it is Thebes?" Sir Philip's " Defence" was published in 1595; it was,...
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Curiosities of literature, Volume 3

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1859
...Poesy," 1595, alludes to the custom of writing the supposed locality of each scene over the stage, and asks, " What child is there that coming to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters on an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes." As late as the production of Davenant's Siege of Rhodes...
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The works of Isaac Disraeli (ed. by B. Disraeli).

Isaac Disraeli - 1859
...Poesy," 1595, alludes to the custom of writing the supposed locality of each scene over the stage, and asks, "What child is there that coming to a play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters on an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes." As late as the production of Davenant's Siege of 'Rhodes...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 3

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1859
...Poesy," 1595, alludes to tho custom of writing the supposed locality of each scene over the stage, and asks, "What child is there that coming to a play, and seeing T/icbcs written in great letters on an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes." As late as the production...
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