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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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The Aldus Shakespeare: With Copious Notes and Comments, Volume 15

William Shakespeare - 1909
...than an hour the whole house to the very ground. 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." From all...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Sir Sidney Lee - Dramatists, English - 1909 - 495 pages
...an hour the whole House to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that vertuuus fabrique ; wherein yet nothing did perish, but wood and straw...man had his breeches set on fire, that would perhaps havebroyled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle[d] ale.' John...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature: The drama to 1642

Sir Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller - English literature - 1910
...' (on the roof over the galleries). The house was burned to the ground within less than an hour. ' Yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks.' Another contemporary statement says that the escape of the audience was marvellous, 'having but two...
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Shakespeare: Selective Bibliography and Biographical Notes

1913 - 83 pages
...an hour the whole house to the very ground. This was the fatal period of that vertuous f abrique ; wherein yet nothing did perish but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks." (Letter of Sir Henry Wotten, July 2, 1613.) This destruction of the famous playhouse was noted in several...
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Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings ...

Joseph Quincy Adams - London (England) - 1917 - 473 pages
...wherewith one of them was stopped, did light on the thatch, where being thought at first but an idle smoke, and their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled...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. 1 John Chamberlain,...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Joseph Quincy Adams - Biography - 1923 - 560 pages
...wherewith one of them was stopped, did light on the thatch, where being thought at first but an idle smoke, and their eyes more attentive to the show, it kindled...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 a bottle of ale. Perhaps,...
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William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

Samuel Schoenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Renaissance Literature and Director Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies S Schoenbaum - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 384 pages
...than 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 276 broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.25 Such...
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Art Imitates Business: Commercial and Political Influences in Elizabethan ...

James H. Forse - History - 1993 - 298 pages
...and sober attention of the audiences, and the fact that the only casualties from the Globe fire were "a few forsaken cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that, a provident wit put it out with bottle ale," testifies that even under threatening conditions, playgoers...
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Art Imitates Business: Commercial and Political Influences in Elizabethan ...

James H. Forse - History - 1993 - 298 pages
...and sober attention of the audiences, and the fact that the only casualties from the Globe fire were "a few forsaken cloaks; only one man had his breeches set on fire, that, a provident wit put it out with bottle ale," testifies that even under threatening conditions, playgoers...
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Elizabethan Theater: Essays in Honor of S. Schoenbaum

Samuel Schoenbaum, R. B. Parker, Sheldon P. Zitner - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 324 pages
...Henry Wotton's account of the destruction by fire of the Globe in 1613 omits Wotton's statement that "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 bottle ale." This strategic...
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