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" I was train'd up in the English court Where, being but young, I framed to the harp Many an English ditty, lovely well, And gave the tongue a helpful ornament A virtue that was never seen in you. Hot. Marry, and I 'm glad of it with all my heart.... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 260
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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"Speak it in Welsh": Wales and the Welsh Language in Shakespeare

Megan S. Lloyd - Drama - 2007 - 209 pages
...Glendower's description and follows with his own review of Welsh, focusing on poetry in particular: I had rather be a kitten and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers. 1 had rather hear a brazen canstick turn'd, Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree; And that would set...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Poetry

Patrick Cheney - Literary Criticism - 2007
...invents Hotspur's theatrical identity largely by making him a naturally poetic man who despises poetry: I had rather be a kitten and cry 'mew' Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers. Nothing so [bad] as mincing poetry. 'Tis like the forced gait of a shuffling nag. (i Henry IV 3.1.123-9)...
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