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" I was — there is no man can tell 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,... "
The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis - Page 240
by Juvenal - 1803
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1600 - 75 pages
...Mcthought 1 was— there is no \ man can tell what. Mcthought I was, and mcthought I had But man i is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what mcthought I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the car of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able...
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Satires

Juvenal - 1802
...is for all the world like Bottom's dream, " man is but an ass if he go about to expound her, — man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what...think him particularly inefficient in what he says of Fortune. In speaking of this line, — stat Fortuna improba noctu, he adds, " that Juvenal alludes...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...Methought I was — there is no man can tell 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...
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The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, tr. into Engl. verse, by W. Gifford ...

Juvenal - 1806
...Fortune is not altogether unlike Bottom's dream, " Man is but an ass if he go about to expound her,—man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what she is :" Attviant, as the old poet well observes, A&vnmi«ttr" •» ffapa •nit I'VXPK ! Yet Mr. Spence...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1807
...dream. Methought I was—there is no man can tell 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...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Much ado about nothing ; Midsummer-night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...Methonght I •was — there is no man can tell what. Methonght I was, and methought I had, — But man is but a patched fool, if he will offer to say what metfoought I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen; mini's hand is not able...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and of Aulus Persius Flaccus, Volume 1

Juvenal, Persius - 1817
...is not altogether unlike Bottom's dream, " Man is but an ass if he go about to expound her, — man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what she is :" ASvvarov, as the old poet well observes, ASuvaTon (is s!"tv T( <T«>/IM ry; Tu^ijf ! Yet Mr. Spence...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1818
...Methought I was — there is no man can tell 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. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream : it shall be called Bottom's...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...Methought I was^there is no man can tell what. JVIethought I was, and mcthought 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...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: Midsummer night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...Methought I was — there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had, — But man is but a patched fool,' if he will offer to say what methouglu I had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen ; man's hand is not able...
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