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" I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been ' Would he had blotted a thousand !'; which they thought a malevolent speech. "
Shakespeare's Marriage, His Departure from Stratford and Other Incidents in ... - Page 177
by Joseph William Gray - 1905 - 285 pages
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The dramatick writings of Will. Shakspere: with the notes of all ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, John Bell - Drama - 1788
...Shakspcre, that in writing (what" soever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My " answer hath been, Would he had blotted a thousand! " which they thought...told posterity this, but for their ignorance, " who chose that circumstance to commend their friend " by, wherein he most faulted : and to justify mine...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...Shakspeare, that in writing " (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a " line. My answer hath been, Would he had blotted a " thousand ! which they thought...speech. " I had not told posterity this, but for their igno" ranee, who chose that circumstance to commend " their friend by, wherein he most faulted: and...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1803
...(whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been ( adds he) Would he had blotted out a thousand ! which they thought a malevolent speech....told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who chose that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted ; and to justify mine own...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ...

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Gerhard Fleischer - Drama - 1804
..., that in wri„ ting (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted „ out a line. My answer hath been. Would he ,,had blotted a. thousand! which they thought...told posterity ,,this, but for their ignorance, who- chose fh«r „ circumstance to commend their friend by, whe,,rciii he most faulted: and to justify...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...penned — he never blotted out a line. " My answer hath been, Would lie had blotted a thou" sand! which they thought a malevolent speech. " I had not told posterity this, but for their igno" ranee, who chose that circumstance to commend " their friend by, wherein he most faulted : and...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...that in writing (what" soever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My " answer hath been, JVoultl he had blotted a thousand ! " which they thought a...told posterity this, but for their ignorance^ who " chose that circumstance to commend their friend " by, wherein he most faulted : and to justify mine...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough, Nicholas Rowe - 1807
...in writing (whatsoever he penned) lie never blotted out a line. My answer " hath been, Would he hud blotted a thousand! which they thought a malevolent...told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who chose that " circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted : and to jus" tify mine...
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The British Essayists;: Observer

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1807
...(whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been (adds he) Would he bad blotted out a thousand ! which they thought a malevolent speech....not told posterity this but for their ignorance, who chose that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted; and to justify mine own...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1809
...VI, were in fact two old plays writen before the time of Shakspeare, and entitled The First Part " blotted a thousand.' which they thought a malevolent...told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who chose " that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most " faulted: and to justify mine...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1809
...VI, were in fact two old plays written before the time of Shakspeare, and entitled The First Part " blotted a thousand. ' which they thought a malevolent...told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who chose " that circumstance to commend the ir friend by, wherein he most "faulted: and to justify mine...
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