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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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Walks in London, Volume 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - London (England) - 1901
...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 allowed us, and that by stealth too, and under pretence of ropedancing or the...
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Works ...

William Shakespeare, William James Rolfe - 1905
...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 Queen: Or, The Excellency of Her Sex, Volume 13

Willy Bang - English drama - 1906 - 60 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 but by stealth too, and under pretence of Rope-dancing,...
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The Shakspere Allusion-book: A Collection of Allusions to ..., Volume 2

John James Munro - 1909
...then all that we could divert our felves with were thefe humours and pieces of Plays, which paffing 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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English drama of the restoration and eighteenth century (1642-1780)

George Henry Nettleton - Drama - 1914 - 366 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 but by stealth too, and under pretence of Rope-dancing,...
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A Source Book in Theatrical History

Alois Maria Nagler - Performing Arts - 1959 - 611 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 seme such title, were only allowed us, and that but by stealth too. and under pretence of Rope-dancing,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 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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