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" O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb-shows and noise: I would have such... "
Oxberry's dramatic biography and histrionic anecdotes [ed. by C.E. Oxberry]. - Page 15
1825
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Hamlet. Titus Andronicus

William Shakespeare - 1788
...me to the soul, to hear a robustious perriwig-pated fellow tear a passion tp tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shews., and noise : I wouhl i • ' Jwe I have such a fellow...
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The Tatler, Volume 1

English essays - 1803
...me to the soul, to hear a robustious perriwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings ; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shew, and noise: I would have such a fellow wbipp'd for o'erdoing...
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The British Essayists: The Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1803
...me to the soul, to hear a robustious perriwig pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shews, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipp'd for...
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The speaker, or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1804
...speakers , who , in Shakespeare's phrase , « offend the judicious hearer to the soul , by tear» ing a passion to rags , to very tatters, to split » the ears of the groundlings. » Cicero compares such speakers to cripples who get on horseback • because they cannot walk; they...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - 1804
...me to the soul, to hear a robustious perriwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings; who. for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise: I would have such a fellow whipped for o'er-doing...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed - 1807
...me to the soul, to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise: I would have such a fellow whipped for o'er-doing...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakepeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...the soul, to hear a robustious pcrriwig-pated * fellow tear a 30 lassion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings'; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise : 1 would have such a fellow whipp'ti for...
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The Speaker, or, Miscellaneous pieces: selected from the best English ...

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1808 - 400 pages
...These are the speakers, who, in Shakspeare's phrase, " offend the judicious hearer to the soul, i by tearing a passion to rags, to very tatters, to split the ears of the groundlings." Cicero com pares such speakers to cripples who get on horseback because they cannot walk : they bellow,...
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The British Theatre, Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...me to the soul, to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings ; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipp'd for...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - English drama - 1808
...me to the soul, to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings ; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise : I would have such a fellow whipp'd for...
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