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" O, it offends me to the soul, to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 306
1875
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - Oratory - 1833 - 216 pages
...acquire and beget a temperance, that may give it smoothness. Oh, it offends me to the soul, to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to...part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb show and noise. Pray you, avoid it. — Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your...
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The Tribute: A Miscellaneous Volume in Prose and Verse, with Etched ...

Joseph O'Leary, A Cork artist - Irish literature - 1833 - 228 pages
...reading ? My style was too chaste and delicate for their conception. If I out-heroded Herod—If I tore a passion to tatters, to very rags to split the ears of groundlings, why, I would be a star with those blockheads, who were capable of nothing but inexplicable...
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The tribute; a miscellaneous volume, in prose and verse [by J. O'Leary].

Joseph O'Leary - 1833
...reading ? My style was too chaste and delicate for their conception. If I out-heroded Herod — If I tore a passion to tatters, to very rags to split the ears of groundlings, why, I would be a star with those blockheads, who were capable of nothing but inexplicable...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - Elocution - 1834 - 341 pages
...temperance that will give it smoothness'. Oh'! it offends me to the soul', to hear a robustious',i' periwig-pated fellow' . . tear a passion to tatters',...of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows and noise'. Pray you avoid it'. Be not too TAME', either'; but let your own discretion be your tutor'. Suit the...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to...most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumbshows and noise: I would have such a fellow whipped for o'er-doing Termagant; it out-herods Herod:...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 178 pages
...smoothness. O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to 10 tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings,...most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb.shows and noise. I would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant. It outHerods Herod....
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 2

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 192 pages
...the air" (m, ii, 4). "O, it offends me to the soul", says Hamlet in the same monologue, " to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to...very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings." The verb split suggests a very concrete image here: by shouting an actor seems to chop at the ears...
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Shame in Shakespeare

Ewan Fernie, Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway Ewan Fernie - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 274 pages
...princely superiority - 'It offends [him] to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow ... split the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb-shows and noise' (3.2.8-12); part Roman stoicism - he deplores a man who is 'passion's slave'...
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The Sound of Shakespeare

Wes Folkerth - Drama - 2002 - 147 pages
...twenty years previously had advised his players not to speak their lines too loudly lest they 'spleet the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumbshows and noise' (3.2.10-12). Sheer volume will not force speeches into the ears of these audience...
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Stages and Playgoers: From Guild Plays to Shakespeare

Janet Hill - Drama - 2002 - 241 pages
...players, Norwegian soldiers. In particular, he peers to see whether there is anyone in the playhouse, even "the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumbshows and noise" (3.2.10-12). A victim of the stage's closed world, silenced by it, tortured by...
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