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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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Shakespeare's Globe Rebuilt

J. R. Mulryne, Margaret Shewring, Andrew Gurr - Architecture - 1997 - 192 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 broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale. John Chamberlain...
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The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII: or All is True

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 240 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 broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.1 Doubtless...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 pages
...owed their lives that day to the fact that well-seasoned oak burns very slowly, for in Wotton's words: 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.45 In a manner...
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English Professional Theatre, 1530-1660

Glynne Wickham, Herbert Berry - Drama - 2000 - 714 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...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 bottle ale. (c) Letter,...
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Shakespeare : A Life: A Life

Park Honan - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 480 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 broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale.31 Bluett adds...
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The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate

Anthony B. Dawson, Paul Yachnin - Drama - 2001 - 215 pages
...than an hour the whole house to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that vertuous fabrique; wherein yet nothing did perish, but wood and straw, and a few forsaken cloaks. ' Whether Wotton was an eyewitness or whether he was merely reporting the incident second hand is not...
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Shakespeare: For All Time

Stanley W. Wells - Literary Collections - 2003 - 442 pages
...ground. Miraculously, the diplomat Sir Henry Wotton wrote in a letter to his nephew Sir Edmund Bacon, '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.' Another account...
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The Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642

Andrew Gurr, Professor of English Andrew Gurr - Drama - 2004 - 339 pages
...than a 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. (Quoted in...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 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 broiled him, if he had not by the benefit of a provident wit put it out with bottle ale. No injuries...
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Global Economics: A History of the Theater Business, the Chamberlain's/King ...

Melissa D. Aaron - Business & Economics - 2005 - 250 pages
...house to the very grounds. This was the fatal period of that virtuous fabric, wherein yet did nothing perish but wood and straw and a few forsaken cloaks,...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.72 In Wotton's...
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