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" The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was. "
The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected - Page 128
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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Shakespeare in the Theatre

Stephen Orgel, Sean Keilen - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 270 pages
...Shakespearean judgment of the relative importance of the various senses to the theatrical experience: "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D, John M. Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 220 pages
...what. Methought I was, and methought I had— but man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream...
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The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early-Modern England

Michael O'Connell - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 208 pages
...words as a judgment of the relative importance of the various senses to the theatrical experience: "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream...
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Truth and the Comedic Art

Michael Gelven - Drama - 2000 - 172 pages
...artistic form to his wonder. Carried away with what he remembers, he assures us, the audience, that: "the eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man, hath not seen ..." anything quite like what he experienced. This garbled syntax often produces at least a chuckle...
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Shakespeare and Masculinity

Bruce R. Smith - Drama - 2000 - 182 pages
...some of the words in the wrong places, but his stupendous description of his no less stupendous dream ('The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen . . .') is one of the great set pieces in Shakespeare's plays (A Midsummer Night's Dream, 4.1.208-9)....
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...tell what. Methought I wasand methought I had -but man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...what. Methought I was, and methought I had - but man is but a patched fool, if he will offer to say, what methought I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream...
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Feeling and Imagination: The Vibrant Flux of Our Existence

Irving Singer - Psychology - 2001 - 223 pages
...— George Santayana, letter to Charles P. Davis, April 3, 1936. I have had a most rare vision. . . . The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Ed. de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 328 pages
...phrase like Hamlet's 'There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow' (5.2.157-8), or Bottom's 'The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen . . .' (Dream 4.1.204-5), or, indeed, the very title Measure for Measure, with its multiple reverberations...
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Reading Shakespeare's Dramatic Language

Sylvia Adamson, Lynette Hunter, Lynne Magnusson, Katie Wales, Ann Thompson - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 321 pages
...under the spell of the magic flower-juice. The confusion of words aptly suggests his confused mind: The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream...
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