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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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Appletons' Journal, Volume 10

Art - 1881
...writings, whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, 'Would he had blotted out a thousand.' which they thought a malevolent speech. I had not told this posterity but for their ignorance, who choose that circumstance to commend their friend by wherein...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays, and Poems ...

William Shakespeare - 1882 - 926 pages
...he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, Would he had blotted out a thousand I iam chose that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted ; and to justify mine own...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: The Plays Ed. from the Folio of ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1883
...mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penn'd) he never blotted out line. My answer hath beene, would he had blotted a...malevolent speech. I had not told posterity this, but for thoir Ignorance, who choose that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most fiiultod....
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A Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ...

Maude Gillete Phillips - English literature - 1885 - 571 pages
...(whatsoever he penn'd), he never blotted out a line. My answer hath beene, would he had blotted out a thousand ; which they thought a malevolent speech....choose that circumstance to commend their friend by. . . . Sufflaminandus erat, as Augustus said of Haterius. His wit was in his owne power ; would the...
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The Living Age, Volume 271

1911
...Shakespeare, that, In his writing, whatever he penned, he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, 'Would he had blotted a thousand! which they thought a malevolent speech." "Halte lu," as Mr. Greenwood says. He, and others, credit Ben with the authorship of the preface to...
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Sitzungsberichte der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften ..., Volumes 40-41

History - 1888
...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...posterity this, but for their ignorance, who choose this circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted; and to justify mine own candour:...
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Early London Theatres: In the Fields

Thomas Fairman Ordish - Theater - 1894 - 298 pages
...manly and touching tribute which occurs among his obiter dicta many years later : My answer hath bcene, 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 justifie mine ownc...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 645 pages
...his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, Would he hath blotted a thousand. Which they thought a malevolent...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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Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare

James S. Shapiro - Drama - 1991 - 203 pages
...his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, would he have blotted a thousand. Which they thought a malevolent...ignorance, who choose that circumstance to commend their friends by, wherein he most faulted. And to justify my own candor (for I loved the man, and do honor...
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The Making of Literature

P. Ramaswamy - 1988 - 396 pages
...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...not told posterity this but for their ignorance, who chose that circumstance to commend their friend by wherein he most faulted. . . . He was, indeed, honest,...
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