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" And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them; for there be of them that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 70
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1812
...censure which he is about to utter. Any gross or implicate lar.guajre was called prtfotu. JOHNSON. laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators...a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. Go.makeyou ready. [Exeunt Players. Enter POLONIUS, ROSENCRA.NTZ, anrfGuiLDENSTERN. How how, my lord...
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Discoveries in Hieroglyphics and Other Antiquities, Volume 2

Robert Deverell - 1813
...nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well; they imitated humanity so abominably. Ham. Oh, reform it altogether. And let those that play your...be then to be considered. That's villainous ; and shews a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. Go make you ready. [Exeunt Players. Enter POLONIUS,...
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The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface ..., Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1817
...action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the- modesty of nature : for be reformed altogether. And let those that play your clowns, speak...most pitiful ambition; in the fool that uses it." From my own Apartment, June 29. It would be a very great obligation, and an assistance to my treatise...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1818
...men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. I Play. I hope, we have reformed that indifferently with us. Ham. O, reform it altogether....necessary question of the play be then to be considered : that 's villainous ; and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. Go, make you ready....
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - 1819 - 408 pages
...of Nature's journeymen had made men, and not made them well ; they imitated humanity so abominably. And let those that play your clowns, speak no more...laugh too : though in the mean time, some necessary part of the play be then to be considered. That's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...reform'd that indifferently with us. Ham. O, reform it altugether. And let those, that play your clowus, speak no more than is set down for them : for there...some necessary question • of the play be then to be considcr'd : that's villainous ; and shews ft most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. Go, make...
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The Drama, Or, Theatrical Pocket Magazine, Volume 4

1823
...•those that play your clowns speak no mort than is set down for them; for there be of them that will of themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren...necessary question of the play be then to be considered." [To be concluded in our nc.r/.] LINES, ON FIRST HEARING MISS STEPHENS SING '•' AULD ROBIN CRAY."...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1821
...that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them ; for there be of them, that will of themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren...necessary question of the play be then to be considered" This practice was undoubtedly coeval with the English stage ; for we are told that Sir Thomas More,...
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The British Essayists: Tatler

James Ferguson - 1823
...had made men, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. This should be reformed altogether. And let those that play your clowns, speak...question of the play be then to be considered : that's villanous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it." /'loin my own Apartment, June...
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The speaker: or Miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield - 1823 - 346 pages
...of Nature's journeymen had made them, and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably. And let those that play your clowns speak no more...of the play be then to be considered : — that's villanous : and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it. SHAKSPEARE. CHAP. XII. THE...
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