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" ... so solemnly ridiculous as to search out who was meant by the gingerbread- woman, who by the hobby-horse man, who by the costardmonger, nay, who by their wares. "
Government Regulation of the Elizabethan Drama - Page 133
by Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve - 1908 - 259 pages
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Ben Jonson: Bartholomew Fair. Cynthia's revels; or, The fountain of self ...

Ben Jonson - 1894
...will please anybody they shall be intreated to come in. " In consideration of which, it is finally agreed, by the aforesaid hearers and spectators, That...solemnly ridiculous as to search out who was meant by the gingerbread- woman, who by the hobby-horse man, who by the costardmonger, nay, who by their wares....
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 1

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1899 - 1940 pages
...well-known reference in the Induction to Bartholomew Fair to ' state-decypherers, or politic picklocks of the scene, so solemnly ridiculous as to search out who was meant by the gingerbread woman, who by the hobby-horseman, who by the costardmonger, who by their wares.' The well-known...
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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
...the puppets, but rather the worse." 2 See the Induction : ' In consideration of which, it is finally agreed, by the aforesaid hearers and spectators, That they neither in themselves conceal, or suffer by them to be concealed, any state-decypherer, or politic pickto the opinion, not only that...
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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
...the puppets, but rather the worse.' a See the Induction : ' In consideration of which, it is finally agreed, by the aforesaid hearers and spectators, That they neither in themselves conceal, or suffer by them to be concealed, any state-decypherer, or politic pickto the opinion, not only that...
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The Staple of News, Volumes 28-29

Ben Jonson - 1905 - 276 pages
...who insisted on seeing personal satire in the characters of his plays. Cf. Barth. Fair, Induction : 'Any state-decypherer, or politic picklock of the...solemnly ridiculous as to search out who was meant by the ginger-bread woman.' Cf. the Prologue of The Silent Woman; News from the New World; and the dialogue...
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Bartholomew Fair

Ben Jonson, Eugene M. Waith - Drama - 1963 - 244 pages
...that they neither in themselves conceal, nor suffer by them to be concealed, any state-decipherer, or politic picklock of the scene, so solemnly ridiculous...who was meant by the gingerbread-woman, who by the hobbyhorseman, who by the costermonger, nay, who by their wares. Or that i25 will pretend to affirm,...
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Three Comedies

Ben Jonson - English drama - 1966 - 488 pages
...equipage: array, dress. 112. meditant: etc.: burlesque of heraldic terms. 115. servant -monster: Noie. hearers and spectators that they neither in themselves conceal, nor suffer by them to be concealed, any state-decipherer, or politic picklock of the scene, so solemnly ridiculous as to search out who was...
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Ben Jonson: To the First Folio

Richard Dutton - Drama - 1983 - 188 pages
...Induction to Bartholomew Fair, where he makes it one of the Articles of Agreement between himself and the hearers and spectators that they neither in themselves conceal, nor suffer by them to be concealed, any state-decipherer, or politic picklock of the scene, so solemnly ridiculous as to search out who was...
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The Politics of Mirth: Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the Defense of ...

Leah S. Marcus - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 319 pages
...Bartholomew Fair is meant to satirize individuals. In the Induction he wards off any "state-decipherer, or politic picklock of the scene" so "solemnly ridiculous as to search out" models for the personalities who wander his fair, and in the Prologue to James he again protests that...
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The Selected Plays of Ben Jonson: Volume 2: The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair ...

Ben Jonson, Martin Butler, Johanna Procter - Drama - 1989 - 556 pages
...Additional Note on I. v. 180, p. 529 below. 149-54 see Additional Note, p. 528 below. the foresaid hearers and spectators, that they neither in themselves conceal, nor suffer by them to be concealed any state-decipherer, or politic picklock of the scene, so solemnly ridiculous as to 160 search out who...
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