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" Dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. "
The First Sketch of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor - Page 50
by William Shakespeare - 1842 - 141 pages
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The antiquary's portfolio: or cabinet selection of historical & literary ...

J. S. Forsyth - Great Britain - 1825
...there is still a more copious entry; eg Farther Extracts relative to the Drama and the Stage, 8fc. " To the King's Theatre, where we saw ' Midsummer Night's...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. " Oct. 30th. I would not forget two passages of Sir J. Minnes's at yesterday's dinner. The one, that...
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On the Character of Sir John Falstaff: As Originally Exhibited by ...

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Drama - 1841 - 55 pages
...Restoration, it was revived. ' September 29, 1662. To the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummer NigJifs Dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever...insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life.' This is from ' Pepys's Diary.' We do not wonder that it was not to Pepys's taste, for he was a coarse...
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London, Volume 1

Charles Knight - London (England) - 1841
...the puppetshow ; but that is no great matter from the man who calls ' A Midsummer Night's Dream ' " the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." Wo believe that they were very good puppets; and the classical story very much improved by being made...
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William Shakspere: a biography, Book 1

Charles Knight - 1843 - 542 pages
...Tale might be regarded by the Earl of Stirling as Pcpys regarded the Midsummer Night's Dream " It is the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." The refinements of the Court extended to the people. The Bear-Garden was adapted to theatrical performances;...
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A Volume of Varieties

Charles Knight - 1844 - 240 pages
...like the puppet-show ; but that is no great matter for the man who calls ' A Midsummer Night's Dream* "the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." We believe that they were very good puppets ; and the classical story very much improved by being made...
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Chronicles of Fashion: From the Time of Elizabeth to the Early ..., Volume 1

Mrs. Elizabeth Stone - England - 1845
...King's Theatre, where we saw 'Midsummer Night's Dream,1 which I had never seen before, nor ever shall again, for it is the most insipid, ridiculous play, that ever I saw in my life." "And 1667: Nov. 7. 'The Tempest acted,' 'the most innocent play that ever I saw f 'the play...
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The Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events. St. Paul's to St ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - London (England) - 1848
...friend's memorandums : "29th (September 1662). To the King's Theatre, where we saw ' Midsummer's Night's Dream,' which I had never seen before, nor...insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. [The gods certainly had not made Pepys poetical, except on the substantial side of things.] "5th (January...
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The Town; its memorable characters and events, Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - 1848
...friend's memorandums : "29th (September 1662). To the King's Theatre, where we saw ' Midsummer's Night's Dream,' which I had never seen before, nor...insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. [The gods certainly had not made Pepys poetical, except on the substantial side of things.] "5th (January...
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Studies of Shakspere, forming a companion volume to every edition of the text

Charles Knight - 1849
...entry in his diary, with his famous criticism : " To the King's Theatre, where we saw ' Midsummer's Night's Dream,' which I had never seen before, nor...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." Here, upon unquestionable authority, we have a fifteenth play added to the fourteen previously cited....
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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 360 pages
...entry in his diary, with his famous eriticism : " To the King's Theatre, where we saw ' Midsummer's Night's Dream,' which I had never seen before, nor...the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in mj life." Here, upon unquestionable authority, we have a fifteenth play added to the fourteen previously...
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