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" That very time I saw (but thou could'st not), Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: Midsummer night's ... - Page 25
by William Shakespeare - 1823
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The England of Shakespeare

Peter Hampson Ditchfield - Dramatists, English - 1917 - 315 pages
...and the earth, Cupid all arm'da certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west : And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow As it should pierce...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon : And the imperial vot'ress passed on, In maiden meditation fancy free." 1 Act II, scene...
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Comedy of A Midsummer-night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1918 - 195 pages
...couldst noi. Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd : a certain aim he took i At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, rt* In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1920 - 147 pages
...Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal0 throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress0 passed on, In maiden meditation, faucy-free. 160 Yet mark'd...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Athens (Greece) - 1922 - 219 pages
...moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, 150 And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As...hearts ; But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench 'd in the chaste beams of the wat'ry moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, iss In maiden...
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Bottom, Thou Art Translated: Political Allegory in A Midsummer Night's Dream ...

Marion (Ansel) Taylor, Marion Ansel Taylor - Literary Collections - 1973 - 255 pages
...the earth, Cupid all armed: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet marked I where...
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Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early ...

Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, Nancy Vickers, Catherine R. Stimpson - History - 1986 - 426 pages
...Titania has remembered her Indian votaress, Oberon remembers his "imperial votaress." He has once beheld, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon; And the imperial votress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd I where...
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The Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the ...

Louis Montrose - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 227 pages
...forfeit all of his royal offices. This loss of power, prestige, and revenue precipitated his revolt. Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon; And the imperial votress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd I where...
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Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects

Callaghan Dympna - History - 1996 - 301 pages
...to shoot and seduce the "fair vestal." "That very time I saw (but thou couldst not)," Oberon says: Flying between the cold moon and the earth Cupid all...his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pieree a hundred thousand hearts. (11.i.155-60) The shaft misses, "quench'd" in the chaste beams of...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maids's music? Robin. I remember. Oberon. That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying...should pierce a hundred thousand hearts; But I might sees young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress...
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The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age, Volume 7

Frances Amelia Yates - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1999 - 217 pages
...and the earth: A certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the West And loos'd his love shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred...chaste beams of the wat'ry moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy free.4 Shakespeare's picture of Elizabeth as a Vestal...
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