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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
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Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare - Brothers - 1881 - 153 pages
...is unnecessary to point out here. * Gibbon, chap. x. t Chandler. t See Sidney's Defence of Poesy. " 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?" This rude device was probably employed in the representation...
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Comedy of errors. Two gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare - 1884
...is unnecessary to point out here. * Gibbon, chap. x. t Chandler. } See Sidney's Defence of Poesy. " 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?" This rude device was probably employed in the representation...
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The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare - 1884 - 153 pages
...is unnecessary to point out here. * Gibbon, chap. x. t Chandler. t See Sidney's Defence of Poesy. " 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?" This rude device was probably employed in the representation...
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Sir Philip Sidney

J. A. Symonds - 1887
...None is so foolish as to mistake the poet's world for literal fact. " 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 ?" The third point is more weighty. Are poets blamable, in that...
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Sir Philip Sidney : a study in conflict

Clarence Henry Warren - 1887 - 240 pages
...None is so foolish as to mistake the poet's world for literal fact. " 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?" The third point is more weighty. Are poets blamable, in that...
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The Shakespearean Myth: William Shakespeare and Circumstantial Evidence

Appleton Morgan - Drama - 1888 - 334 pages
...early quartos of " Romeo and Juliet" is there any intimation that Juliet makes love in a balcony. " 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?" says Sidney, in his "Defence of Poesie." (RG White's "Shakespeare's...
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Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophel and Stella und Defence of poesie

Sir Philip Sidney - Poetry - 1889 - 112 pages
...actually true, were wel worthie to hatie his name Cronicled among the beasts % he writeth of. What childe is there, that coming to a Play, and seeing Thebes written in great letters vpon an old doore, doth beleeue that it is Thebes? If then a man can arriue to9 the childes age, to...
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The Defense of Poesy: Otherwise Known as An Apology for Poetry

Sir Philip Sidney, Albert Stanburrough Cook - Poetry - 1890 - 143 pages
...1s for actually true, were well worthy to have his name chronicled among the beasts he writeth of. What child / is there that, coming to a play, and seeing Thebes writ, ten in great letters upon an old door, doth believe that it is Thebes? If then a man can arrive...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - English literature - 1891 - 701 pages
...to have his name c[h]ronicled among the beastes hee writeth of. What childe is there that, comming to a Play, and seeing Thebes written in great Letters upon an olde doore, doth beleeve that it is Thebes ? If then, a man can arrive at that childs age, to know...
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English Men of Letters, Volume 3

John Morley - 1894
...None is so foolish as to mistake the poet's world for literal fact. " 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 ?" The third point is more weighty. Are poets blamable, in that...
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