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" This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrick; wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident... "
The Book of table-talk [ed. by C. MacFarlane]. - Page 118
by Book - 1847
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing ..., Volume 2

Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones - English drama - 1812
...hour, the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabrique, wherein nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken...his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottled ale." Of this...
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Names of Dramas: A-L

David Erskine Baker - Actors - 1812 - 478 pages
...of that virtuous fabrique, " wherein nothing did perish but " wood and straw, and a few for" saken cloaks ; only one man " had his breeches set on fire, " that would perhaps have broiled " him, if he had not, by the be" nefit of a provident wit, put it "out with bottled ale." Of...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 82, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1812
...that virtuous fabrique, wherein nothing did perish hut ^ood and straw, and a few forsaken eloaks ; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out with bottled ale.' Of this...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1813
...house, and certain cannons being shot off at his entry, some of the paper or other stuff, wherwith one of them was stopped, did light on the thatch,...perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks." From a letter of Mr. John Chamberlaine's to Sir Ralph Winwood, dated July 8, 16)3, in which this accident...
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The plays and poems of William Shakspeare

William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1821
...house, and certain cannons being shot off at his entry, some of the paper or other stuff, wherwith one of them was stopped, did light on the thatch,...and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks ; only one man hud his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broyled him, if he had not by the benefit of...
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Excursions in the county of Surrey [by T.K. Cromwell. With an additional ...

Thomas Kitson Cromwell - 1821
...their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly and ran round like a train, consuming in less than an hour the whole house, to. the very ground....perish but wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks." It was rebuilt, however, in the next year, in a style of decoration far more costly. Contiguous were...
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Excursions in the County of Surrey: Comprising Brief Historical and ...

Thomas Cromwell - NEH British History Preservation Project - 1996 - 1821 - 190 pages
...their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly and ran round like a train, consuming in less than an hour the whole house, to the very ground....perish but wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks." It was rebuilt, however, in the next year, in a style of decoration far more costly. Contiguous were...
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History of the counties of Surrey and Sussex

Thomas Allen - 1829
...house, and certain cannons being shot off at his entry, some of the paper, or other stuff, wherwith one of them was stopped, did light on the thatch,...his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put it out CHAP. If. with a bottle of...
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A history of the county of Surrey

Thomas Allen - Surrey (England) - 1831
...at first but an idle smoak, and their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled inwardly, and rart round like a train, consuming within less than an...his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if he * Reliq. Wotton, p. 425, edit. 1685. had not, by the benefit of a provident wit,...
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The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare ..., Volume 3

John Payne Collier - English drama - 1831
...an hour, the * whole house to the very grounds. This was the ' fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet ' nothing did perish but wood and straw,...his breeches ' set on fire, that would perhaps have broiled him, if * he had not, by the benefit of a provident wit, put ' it out with bottle ale *. '...
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