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" Dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. "
An Introduction to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream - Page 48
by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1841 - 104 pages
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Memoranda

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1879
...Restoration. Pepys, who saw it acted in September, 1662, does not scruple to condemn its insipidity, — "To the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummer Night's...is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw 38 in my life." Yet this condemnatory criticism was equalled, if not excelled, by Lord Orford in the...
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Select Plays; A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1879 - 147 pages
...day, rewarded his constancy by going to the King's Theatre, where, he says, ' we saw " Midsummer's Night's Dream," which I had never seen before, nor...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life.' Mr. Pepys was perhaps a little difficult to please, and his critical judgement was not final. The Tempest...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 6

David Masson - 1880
...in Vere Street. " Which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again," says the irreverent Pepys, " for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that " ever I saw in, my life." Feb. 1662-3 : First performance of Tfie Wild Gallant, a comedy, Dryden's first play : KT in Vere Street....
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Appletons' Journal, Volume 10

Art - 1881
...Adventures of Five Hours," " Othello " was a mean thing ; and "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" he deemed " the most insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life," etc. When recording his first purchase of a Shakespeare, he shows a strange preference for other authors....
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - Theology - 1865
...play, but having so lately read the Adventures of Five Hours, it seems a mean thing. Sept. 29th, 1662. To the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummer Night's...before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid and ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." Emerson is certainly one " Quern tu, Melpomene, semel...
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare: With a Critical Biography

William Shakespeare, William Michael Rossetti - 1882 - 1008 pages
...spirit of superiority : " September 29, 1662. To the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummer Nighfs self? .! .;. .••••. He cannot come, my lord...'Znunds 1 how has be the leisure to be sick [n such a In 1709 appeared the first critical edition of Shakespeare's plays, that by Nicholas Rowe ; he did...
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Shakspere

Edward Dowden - 1882 - 167 pages
...spirit of superiority: "September 29, 1662. To the King's Theatre, where we saw Midsummer Nt.ght's Dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever...insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." 3. Shakspere Scholarship, 1700-1750. — In 1709 appeared the first critical edition of Shakspere's...
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The English Novel and the Principle of Its Development

Sidney Lanier - English fiction - 1883 - 293 pages
...Ghost." And the other is, under Sept. 29th, 1662, " To the King's Theatre, where we saw ' Midsummer's Night's Dream/ which I had never seen before, nor...insipid, ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." Indeed, if you should wish to see how recently we are out of the range of Aristotle, you have only...
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Shakespeare's Works, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1884
...agth, 1662, and thus records the fact in his Diary : " To the King's Theatre, where we saw 'Midsummer's Night's dream,' which I had never seen before, nor...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life." In 1692 the play was changed into an opera under the title of The Fairy Queen, and performed in London...
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Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, Esq., F. R. S.,from His ..., Volume 2

Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (3d baron), Mynors Bright - Great Britain - 1884
...along with us to a play this afternoon, and then to the King's Theatre, where we saw " Midsummer's Night's Dream," which I had never seen before, nor...insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. I saw, I confess, some good dancing and some handsome women, which was all my pleasure. Thence set...
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