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" The Family Shakspeare ; in which nothing is added to the Original Text ; but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Pągina 5
1826
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The Anatomy of Swearing

Ashley Montagu - 2001 - 370 pągines
...that he considered improper. In 1818 appeared his ten-volume The Family Shakespeare, "In which nothing is added to the original text; but those words and...cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family." The verb "to bowdlerize" was a very active one during this century, and Dr. Bowdler's example was widely...
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Henry V

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pągines
...etc.). Needless to say, THOMAS BOWDLER found no place for them in his Family Sh. (1807, etc.), in which "those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family." But in his ed. 1821, p. 214, BOSWELL wrote cordially of the merits of Lucrece, which he preferred to...
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Stories That Words Tell Us

Elizabeth O'Neill - 2001 - 240 pągines
...Dr. Thomas Bowdler, who in 1818 published an edition of Shakespeare's works in which, as he said, " those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family." Sometimes a badly-dressed or peculiar-looking person is described as a guy. This word comes from the...
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The Life and Death of King Richard II

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pągines
...of JOHNSON, STEEVENS, & REED.] THOMAS BOWDLER (Works, Family Sh., 6 vols., 1860-5, vol. iii) [1860] ["Those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read in a family."] WILLIAM GEORGE CLARK & WILLIAM ALDIS WRIGHT (King Richard II, Select Plays; Clarendon...
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Reimagining Textuality: Textual Studies in the Late Age of Print

Professor of English and Associate Dean Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux, Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux, Neil Fraistat - 2002 - 262 pągines
...1823, 1825, 1827, 1831, 1839, 1849, and 1850. Bowdler prefaced the 1818 edition by saying that "Nothing is added to the original text; but those words and...which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family" (fig. 12). Ostensibly a man of high moral probity, Bowdler saw himself performing a public service....
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Shakespeare: For All Time

Stanley Wells, Professor of Shakespeare Studies Stanley Wells - 2003 - 442 pągines
...(1754-1830), sister of Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), in the notorious 'Family Shakespeare, in which nothing is added to the original text, but those words and...cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family'. Publication in 1807 of the four-volume edition was anonymous, perhaps, as Gary Taylor suggests, as...
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Blooming English: Observations on the Roots, Cultivation and Hybrids of the ...

Kate Burridge, Associate Professor Department of Linguistics Kate Burridge - 2004 - 242 pągines
...Shakespeare and produced the so-called Family Shakespeare, from which, as he described on the title page, 'those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family'. Bowdlerism sought to expunge profanity and sexual explicitness. His activities led to the progressive...
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Language Most Foul

Ruth Wajnryb - 2005 - 230 pągines
...himself the task of writing The Family Shakespeare, creating versions of the original 'in which nothing is added to the original text; but those words and...cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family'. As well as a clean Shakespeare, Bowdler gave us his name, eponymically. The purging process is called...
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The Riverside Dictionary of Biography

Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries - 2005 - 867 pągines
...literary pursuits. He is immortalized as the editor of the "Family Shakespeare" (10 vols, 1818), in which "those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family." "Bowdlerizing" has become a synonym (or prudish t-xpurgation. Bowe, Riddick, nicknamed Big Daddy 1967-...
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Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language

Keith Allan, Kate Burridge - 2006
...Shakespeare. They produced the so-called 'Family Shakespeare' - from which, as he announced on the title page, 'those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family'. Bowdlerism, as it came to be known, targeted profanity and sexual explicitness. There was subsequent...
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