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" And, when love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony. Never durst poet touch a pen to write, Until his ink were temper'd with love's sighs ; O, then his lines would ravish savage ears, And plant in tyrants mild humility.... "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS FO WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 129
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - 1912 - 149 pages
...ravish savage ears And plant in tyrants mild humility. From women's eyes this doctrine I derive : 350 They sparkle still the right Promethean fire ; ^~(...excellent. Then fools you were these women to forswear, 355 ' Or keeping what is sworn, you will prove fools. For wisdom's sake, a word that all men love,...
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Chivalry in English Literature: Chaucer, Malory, Spenser and Shakespeare

William Henry Schofield - Chivalry - 1912 - 294 pages
...love is "first learned in a lady's eyes "and "lives not alone immured in the brain." From womeii's eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle still the...world, Else none at all in aught proves excellent. Fancy, the poet elsewhere says, is bred not in the head but in the heart. It is engendered in the eyes,...
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How to Read Shakespeare: A Guide for the General Reader

James Stalker - 1913 - 292 pages
...sighs; Oh then his lines would ravish savage ears And plant in tyrants mild humanity. From woman's eyes this doctrine I derive; They sparkle still the...world, Else none at all in aught proves excellent. This omnipotence of love, to conquer the most recalcitrant, is illustrated again in Much Ado About...
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Das Elisabethanische Ideal der Ehefrau bei Overbury (1613)

Irmgard von Ingersleben - Married women in literature - 1921 - 108 pages
.... . . 342: Never durst poet touch a pen to write Until his ink were temper" d with Love's sighs: 0 then his lines would ravish savage ears, And plant...academes, That show, contain and nourish all the world: Eise none at all in aiight proves excellent". Seine letzten Worte berühren sich ganz nah mit Overbury:...
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Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie ..., Volume 14

Geology - 1901
...love that women's eyes engender, Never durst poet touch a pen to write Until his ink were temper'd with Love's sighs; O, then his lines would ravish...academes, That show, contain, and nourish, all the world It is of course always dangerous to use a great set speech in Shakespeare as evidence for the character...
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Courts and courtiers - 1962 - 213 pages
...heaven drowsy with the harmony. Never durst poet touch a pen to write, Until his ink were temp'red with Love's sighs; O, then his lines would ravish...academes, That show, contain, and nourish all the world; 350 Then fools you were these women to forswear; Or, keeping what is sworn, you will prove fools. For...
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 263 pages
...all the gods Make heaven drowsy with the harmony. 320 Never durst poet touch a pen to write Until his ink were tempered with Love's sighs. O then his lines...derive. They sparkle still the right Promethean fire ; )10 sound,] ROWE; - . OF 311 head] OF; heed WILSON 314 daintyA] F2; ~, OF 31 5- ih Hercules, . ....
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Anxious Masculinity in Early Modern England

Mark Breitenberg - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 225 pages
...Berowne is no less soaring in his praise of the new feminine ideal that justifies renouncing the oath: From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle...world; Else none at all in aught proves excellent. (IV.iii. 354-358) In an earlier version of the same speech (which Bevington prints in his Textual Notes)...
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Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder: Essays on the Early Comedies

Michael J. Collins - Drama - 1997 - 249 pages
...have found out Such fiery numbers as the prompting eyes Of beauty's tutors have enrich'd you with? From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They sparkle...world, Else none at all in aught proves excellent. (4.3.295-351) Yet Berowne has begun the scene with a very negative description of his own experience...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...were temper'd with Loves's sighs; / O! then his lines would ravish savage ears, / And plant in ryrants mild humility. / From women's eyes this doctrine I...these women to forswear, / Or, keeping what is sworn, yon will prove fools. / For wisdom's sake, a word that all men love, / Or for love's sake, a word that...
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