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" And let those that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them : for there be of them, that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play... "
Extracts from the Accounts of the Revels at Court, in the Reigns of Queen ... - Page xviii
by Great Britain. Office of the Revels, Peter Cunningham, Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - 1853 - 228 pages
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...must, in every true allowance, overwe'igh a whole Theatre of others. ' ' 4016. , theirselves laugh to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too: though in the mean time some neceasary question of the Play be then to be considered : That's villainous...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1812
...censure which he is ai'out to utter- Any gross or indelicate Ianguag" wns called profane. JOHNSON. laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : that's villainous...
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Discoveries in Hieroglyphics and Other Antiquities, Volume 2

Robert Deverell - History - 1813
...made men, and not made them well; they imitated humanity so abominably. Ham. Oh, reform it altogether. And let those that play your clowns, speak no more...on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous...
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Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ...

Robert Deverell - 1813
...abominably. Play. I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us. .'Ham. Oh, reform it altogether. And let those that play your clowns, speak no more...on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1813
...that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them ; for there be of them, that will of themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though in the mean time some necessary question of tlie play be then to be considered" This practice...
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Old English plays [ed. by C. W. Dilke].

English plays - 1815
...unseemly interference will perhaps remind the reader of the Clowns spoken of l,\ Shukspeare, who " will themselves laugh to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though in the meantime some necessary question of the play be then to be considered." Bon. Passing...
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The Thracian wonder

Charles Wentworth Dilke, Robert Dodsley - English drama - 1816
...and unseemly interference will perhaps remind the reader of the Clowns spoken of by Shakspeare, who " will themselves laugh to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though in the meantime some necessary question of the play be then to be considered." Bon. Passing...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface, historical and ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...this special observance, that you o'erstep not the- modesty of nature : for be reformed altogether. And let those that play your clowns, speak no more...on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that's villainous,...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare, Thomas Bowdler - Drama - 1818
...abominably. I Play. I hope, we have reformed that indifferently with us. Ham. O, reform it altogether. And let those, that play your clowns, speak no more...on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : that 's...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1818
...reform it altogether. And let those, that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them : 8 for there be of them, that will themselves laugh,...on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; In our early playhouses, the pit.had neither floor nor benches. Hence the term of groundlings for...
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