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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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Memoirs of the Principal Actors in the Plays of Shakespeare

John Payne Collier - Actors - 1853 - 296 pages
...imputed by Shakespeare, in a well known passage of his " Hamlet," to actors of Kemp's description : " Let those that play your clowns speak no more than...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 Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 575 pages
...languages, and stolen the scraps. 0, they have lived long in the alms-basket of words. 8 — v. 1. 205. Let those, that play your clowns, speak no more than...of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered. 36 — iii. 2. 206. This life...
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Publications, Volume 16

1853
...imputed by Shakespeare, in a well known passage of his " Hamlet," to actors of Kemp's description : " Let those that play your clowns speak no more than...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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Extracts from the Accounts of the Revels at Court, in the Reigns of Queen ...

Great Britain. Office of the Revels - England - 1853 - 228 pages
...raillery and sarcasm with some of the audience.i To this absurd eustom Hamlet alludes when he says, " And let those that play your clowns speak no more...some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too." Several specimens, probably genuine, are related in the following pages. Doggrel verse was generally...
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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1856
...men," and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. 1 Play. I hope we have reform'd that indifferently with us. Ham. O ! reform it altogether....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 Exhibition Speaker: Containing Farces, Dialogues, and Tableaux : with ...

Elocution - 1856 - 268 pages
...humanity so abominably. 1 st Act. I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us. Ham. (c.) Oh, reform it altogether. And let those that play your...of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play ho then to be considered : that 's villainous ; and...
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Shakspearian Reader: A Collection of the Most Approved Plays of Shakspeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1857 - 469 pages
...nature's journeymen had^made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. 1st 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 bo considered : that's villanous ; and shows...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1857
...imitated humanity so abominably. First Play. I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us, sir. Ham. O, reform it altogether. And let those that play...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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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 384 pages
...of nature's journeymen had made them, and not made them well, they imitated humanity BO abominably. O, reform it altogether. And let those, that play...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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The Complete Works of Shakspeare, Revised from the Best ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1857
...imitated humanity so abominably. 162 1st Play. I hope we have reformed that indifferently with us. Ham. 0, reform it altogether. And let those that play your...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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