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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 be then... "
The Beauties of Shakspeare Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a General ... - Page 217
by William Shakespeare - 1827 - 345 pages
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Court Magazine, and Monthly Critic: Containing Original Papers ..., Volume 10

1837
...practice is indirectly impeached by Shakspeare in Hamlet's address to the players, in which he says, "And let those that play your clowns speak no more...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, and shows...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 2; Volumes 4-5

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1837 - 477 pages
...stage from that of Spain, and is the license which Hamlet condemns in his instructions to the players: "And let those that play your clowns speak no more...there be of them that will themselves laugh, to set pn some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too j though, in the meantime, some necessary question...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: King Lear. Romeo and Juliet ...

William Shakespeare - 1839
...indifferently with us. Ham. O, reform it altogether. And let those that play your clowns, speak.no more than is set down for them ; for there be of them,...of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question 4 of the play be then to be considered. That's 1 Termagaunt is the...
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The works of William Shakespeare, the text formed from an entirely ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1843
...of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. 1 Play. I hope, we have reformed that indifferently...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, and shows...
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The Works of William Shakspeare: The Text Formed from an Intirely ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1843
...of nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. 1 Play. I hope, we have reformed that indifferently...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, and shows...
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The Works of Shakespere, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. lit Play. I hope we have reformed that indifferently with...of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : that 's villanous, and shews...
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The works of Shakspere, revised from the best authorities: with a ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. l st Plag. I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us....of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : that 's villanous, and shews...
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The universal class-book: a ser. of reading lessons

Samuel Maunder - 1844
...made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. , Play. I warrant your honour. Play. I hope we have reformed that indifferently with...of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be • then to be considered : that's villanous ; and...
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Publications, Volume 20

Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - 1844
...raillery and sarcasm with some of the audience.1 To this absurd custom Hamlet alludes when he says, " And let those that play your clowns speak no more...some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too." 1 See Malone's Shakespeare, ed. 1821, iii., 131, for several curious quotations on this subject. Several...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 14

William Shakespeare - 1844
...Herod in the ancient mysteries vras always violent. 3 te impression or resemblance, as in a print. that play your clowns speak no more than is set down...of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered : that 's villanous ; and shows...
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