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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 Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved Text of ... - Page 127
by William Shakespeare - 1844
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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...As due to love, as thoughts, and dreams, and sighs, Wisltes, and tears, poor fancy's8 followers. Lys. A good persuasion; therefore, hear me, Hermia. I...
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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...confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross 'd, It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us teach our trial patience, Because it is a customary...
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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,...darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to contusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then...
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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...short as any dream ; 13rief as the lightning in the colly'd ' niglijt 1'hat, in a spleen ', unlolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Iier. If then true lovers have been ever cross«*d. It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us leach...
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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...our trial patience, Because it is a customary cross ; i t Momentary. Black. As due to love, as thoughts, and dreams, and sighs, "Wishes, and tears, poor...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1811
...short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied J night. That, in a spleen, unfolds hoth heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say,...Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick hright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have heen ever cross'd, It stands as an edict...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1810
...Collied, ie black, smutted with coal, a word still used in the mid land That, in a spleen, unfolds6 both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to...— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up y So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands...
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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...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. SHAKESPEARE. V.jhat kind of sullen suspense which pervades the breast of a youthful warrior VOL. ii....
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Shakspeare's himself again; or the language of the poet asserted

Andrew Becket - 1815
...colly 'd night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, Brief at the lightning in the colly'd night, \ ' That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven...— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up :] Though the word spleen be here employed oddly enough, yet I believe it right. Shakepcare, always...
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