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" Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth. And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up :... "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 184
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross 'd, It stands...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...momentany6 as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied7 night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true" lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Jonson's Poetaster: " Thou hast not collied thy face enough." Steevens. 3 That, in a spleen, unfolds bath heaven and earth, And, ere a man hath power to say,...always hurried on by the grandeur and multitude of hia ideas, assumes, every now and then, an uncommon licence in the use of his words. Particularly in...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...momentany as a sound,7 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,8 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...say,— -Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to contusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...collied night,"] Collied, ie black, smutted with coal, a word still used in the midland counties. Y2 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...say, — Behold! The jaws of darkness do devour it up:3 So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 3

William Shakespeare - 1806
...a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night', That, in a spleen 10, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath...say, — Behold! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Much ado about nothing ; Midsummer-night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...momentanyt as a sound, Swift as shadow, short as any dream j Brief as the lightning in the colHedJ night. That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands...
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Twelfth-night. Measure for measure. Much ado about nothing. Midsummer-night ...

William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1811
...as a sound,7 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,8 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1810
...with thee. Lys. Keep promise, love : Look, here comes Helena. [ft] Though the word ipleen be hre employed oddly enough, yet I believe it right. Shakspeare,...his ideas, assumes every now and then an uncommon license in the nse of his words. Particularly in complex moral modes it is usual with him to employ...
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Anselmo; or, The day of trial, Volumes 1-2

Mary Hill (novelist.) - 1813
...momentary, as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth :...— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. SHAKESPEARE. V.jhat kind of sullen suspense which pervades...
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