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" ... only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale. "
The plays and poems of William Shakspeare - Page 67
by William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - 1821
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A LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

SIDNEY LEE - 1898
...did perish, but wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on lire, that would perhaps have broyled him, if he had not by the benefit uf a provident wit put it out with bottle[d] ale.' John Chamberlain writing to Sir Ralph Winwood on...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Sir Sidney Lee - Dramatists, English - 1899 - 385 pages
...fabrique ; wherein yet nothing did perish, but wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broyled him, if he had not by the benefit ofa provident wit put it out with bottle[d] ale.' John Chamberlain, writing to Sir Ralph \Vinwoodon...
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The Shakespearean plays of Edwin Booth

William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth - 1899
...confumed. "One man," says Sir Henry Wotton, "had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottle ale." The play is thought to have been written after 1611. It was first published in the Folio of 1623. The...
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A history of English dramatic literature to the death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1899
...a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on Fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle Ale.' The calamity which called forth this not very dignified manifestation of the element of Puritan bitterness...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1899
...a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on Fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle Ale.' The calamity which called forth this not very dignified manifestation of the element of Puritan bitterness...
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William Shakespeare: Poet, Dramatist, and Man

Hamilton Wright Mabie - 1900 - 345 pages
...old chronicler of this first of many similar catastrophes adds with naive humour : " Only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have...if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put out with bottle ale." Attention was directed in the last century to certain peculiarities of versification...
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The works of Shakespeare, Volume 11

William Shakespeare - 1900
...old chronicler of this first of many similar catastrophes adds with naive humour: "Only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have...if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put out with bottle ale." Attention was directed in the last century to certain peculiarities of versification...
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SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE AND WORK

SIDNEY LEE - 1900
...and a few forsaken cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on fire, 138 SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE AND WORK that would perhaps have broyled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle[d] ale.' The play of 'Henry VIII ' which is commonly allotted to Shakespeare is loosely constructed,...
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The Shakespearean period in England

Karl Mantzius - Theater - 1904
...the people escaped almost unhurt. " Only one man," says the writer of a contemporary letter,1 " had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have...benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottle ale." But the whole theatre and an adjoining house were burned down in a little over an hour, and of course...
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A History of Theatrical Art in Ancient and Modern Times: The Shakespearean ...

Karl Mantzius - Theater - 1904
...the people escaped almost unhurt. " Only one man," says the writer of a contemporary letter,1 " had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have...benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottle ale." But the whole theatre and an adjoining house were burned down in a little over an hour, and of course...
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