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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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Elizabethan Theater: Essays in Honor of S. Schoenbaum

Samuel Schoenbaum, R. B. Parker, Sheldon P. Zitner - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 324 pages
...Shakespeare, that in his writing, whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out line. My answer hath been, 'Would he had blotted a thousand'; which they thought a malevolent speech. . . . [He] had an excellent fantasy, brave notions, and gentle expression; wherein he flowed with that...
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Lear from Study to Stage: Essays in Criticism

Arthur Hawley Scouten - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 305 pages
...Shakespeare that in his writing (whatsoever he penn'd) hee never blotted out line. My answer hath been would he had blotted a thousand. Which they thought a malevolent speech." 10 Discussions of revision have sometimes been greeted with malevolence, and nowhere has this been...
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English Grammar Composition and Correspondence

M. Alderton Pink, M.A. Pink & S.E. Thomas - 1998 - 408 pages
...Shakespeare that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted 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 own...
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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R.A. Foakes

Grace Ioppolo, R. A. Foakes - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 315 pages
...mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing, (whatsoever he penn'd) hee never blotted out line. My answer hath beene, Would he had blotted a...told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who chose that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted. And to Justine mine owne...
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Shakespeare : A Life: A Life

Park Honan - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 480 pages
...to Shakespeare', noted Jonson, 'that in his writing, (whatsoever he penn'd), hee never blotted out line. My answer hath beene, would he had blotted a...thousand. Which they thought a malevolent speech'." He invented, with a little help from his friends, the image of a poorly schooled, naturally gifted...
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Shakespeare : A Life: A Life

Park Honan - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 480 pages
...to Shakespeare', noted Jonson, 'that in his writing, (whatsoever he penn'd), hee never blotted out line. My answer hath beene, would he had blotted a thousand. Which they thought a malevolent speech'.6 He invented, with a little help from his friends, the image of a poorly schooled, naturally...
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The Tragedie of Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 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...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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Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare

Clare Asquith - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 348 pages
...trouble. To the popular assertion that Shakespeare never crossed out a line, Jonson famously answered, 'Would he had blotted a thousand. Which they thought a malevolent speech.' In fact, the comment had nothing to do with professional jealousy, for he went on: 'He flowed with...
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Shakespeare Unbound: Decoding a Hidden Life

René Weis - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 479 pages
...Shakespeare that in his writing, whatsoever he penned, he never blotted out 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. Since Jonson clearly echoes...
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