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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 343
edited by - 1780
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The merry conceited humors of Bottom the weaver

William Shakespeare, the weaver Bottom - 1860
...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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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: A midsummer night's dreame. 1895

William Shakespeare - 1895
...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 1 us, and that but by stealth too, and under pretence of rope-dancing...
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Westminster Drolleries: Both Parts, of 1671, 1672; Being a Choice Collection ...

Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth - Ballads, English - 1875 - 132 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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A book of the play, Volume 2

Edward Dutton Cook - 1876
...could divert ourselves with," writes Kirkman, " 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 by stealth too .... and these small things were as...
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All the Year Round, Volume 16; Volume 36

English literature - 1876
...could divert ourselves with," writes Kirkman, " 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 by stealth too .... and these small things were as...
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Comedy of A Midsummer-night's Dream: Edited, with Notes

William Shakespeare - 1877 - 191 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 the pretence of rope...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Fairy plays - 1877 - 195 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 the pretence of rope...
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Memoranda

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1879
...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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Memoranda on the Midsummer Night's Dream, A.D. 1879 and A.D. 1855, Part 1855

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1879 - 47 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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Shakespeare's Centurie of Prayse: Being Materials for a History of Opinion ...

Clement Mansfield Ingleby - 1879 - 471 pages
...the Name of a merry conceited Fellow, called Iliittum the Weaver, Simpleton the Smith, John Swaller, or fome fuch Title, were only allowed us, and that but by ftealth too, iiiul under pretence of Rope-dancing, or the like. 'lite Wits, or Sport upon Sport. Being...
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