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" ... and the actors forbidden to present us with any of their tragedies, because we had enough of that in earnest; and comedies, because the vices of the age were too lively and smartly represented ; then all that we could divert ourselves with... "
A Select Collection of Old Plays: Adventures of five hours - Page 345
by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed - 1780
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The New Englander, Volume 40

Criticism - 1881
...then all that we could divert ourselves with were these humours and pieces of Plays, which passing under the Name of a merry, conceited Fellow, called...the Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Swabber, or some such Title, were only allowed us, and that by stealth too, and under pretence of Rope-dancing,...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 40

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1881
...then all that we could divert ourselves with were these humours and pieces of Plays, which passing under the Name of a merry, conceited Fellow, 'called Bottom the Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, Joint Sivabber, or some such Title, were only allowed us, and that by stealth too, and under pretence...
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Humour, Wit, & Satire of the Seventeenth Century

John Ashton - English literature - 1883 - 454 pages
...then all that we could divert our selves with, were these humours and pieces of Plays, which passing under the Name of a merry Conceited Fellow, called...the Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Swabber, or some such Title, were only allowed us, and that by stealth too, and under pretence of Ropedancing,...
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Midsummer-night's dream. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - 1884
...then all that we could divert ourselves with were these humours and pieces of plays, which passing under the name of a merry conceited fellow called...the Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Swabber, or some such title, were only allowed us, and that but by stealth too, and under the pretence of rope...
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Some 300 Fresh Allusions to Shakspere from 1594 to 1694 A.D.

Frederick James Furnivall - 1886 - 372 pages
...then all that we could divert our (elves with were thefe humours and pieces of Plays, which palling under the Name of a merry conceited Fellow, called...fuch Title, were only allowed us, and that but by ftealth too, and under pretence of Rope-dancing, or the like ; and thefe being all that was permitted...
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Some 300 Fresh Allusions to Shakspere from 1594 to 1694 A.D.

Frederick James Furnivall - Drama - 1886 - 372 pages
...then all that we could divert our felves with were thefe humours and pieces of Plays, which parting under the Name of a merry conceited Fellow, called Bottom the Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Su-ab/:er, or fome fuch Title, were only allowed us, and that but by ftealth too, and under pretence...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1888 - 195 pages
...then all that we could divert ourselves with were these humours and pieces of plays, which passing under the name of a merry conceited fellow called...the Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Swabber, or some such title, were only allowed us, and that but by stealth too, and under the pretence of rope...
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The works of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Edward Dowden - 1888
...then all that we could divert our selves with were these humours and pieces of Plays, which passing under the Name of a merry conceited Fellow, called...the Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Swabber, or some such Title, were only allowed us, and that but by stealth too, and under pretence of Rope-dancing,...
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A Midsommer Nights Dreame, Volume 10

William Shakespeare - Athens (Greece) - 1895 - 357 pages
...then ' all that we could divert ourselves with were these humours and pieces of plays, ' which passing under the name of a merry conceited fellow called...the ' Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Swabber, or some such title, were only allowed ' us, and that but by stealth too, and under pretence of rope-dancing...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: A midsummer night's dreame. 1895

William Shakespeare, Modern Language Association of America - 1895
...' all that we could divert ourselves with were these humours and pieces of plays, which passing under the name of a merry conceited fellow called...the ' Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Swabber, or some such title, were only allowed ' us, and that but by stealth too, and under pretence of rope-dancing...
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