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" The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ; That is, the madman : the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt : The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth... "
The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare - Page 139
by William Shakespeare - 1846
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...darker tragedy. At the end of the play, Theseus disparages imagination's power to metamorphose reality: Such tricks hath strong imagination, That if it would...imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'da bear! (5.ll 8-22) Theseus engages in his own magisterial act of meiosis, denying the reciprocity involved...
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The Complete Guide to Shakespeare's Best Play

Aileen M. Carroll - Drama - 2000 - 144 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos 'da bear! (continued) Lesson 35: Shakespeare's Message in A Midsummer Nights Dream 5. In the...
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Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays

Sandor Goodhart - Literary Collections - 2000 - 280 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to aery nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...the night, imagining some fear. How easy is a bush supposed a bear! (5. 1 .2-8; 14-22) So speaks the voice of "cool reason," for Theseus is hardly endorsing...
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Ovid's Changing Worlds: English Metamorphoses, 1567-1632

Raphael Lyne - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 303 pages
...to be Quince's translation of Ovid'. 2 A Midsummer Night's Dream, vi 355-6. 3 Ibid. IV. i. 2i5-i6. Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool...imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'da bear!5 Reading this text based on the Folio version is a curiously unbalanced experience. There are...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! (vi) Theseus is a man of the day and everyday living. He knows nothing of the mysteries...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...la noche" de Shakespeare más allá del Sueño, por maravillosa que sea la obra. "No, os lo aseguro; tricks hath strong imagination, / That if it would...imagining some fear, / How easy is a bush suppos'da bear! [Vi2-22] 18. But all the story of the night told over, / And all their minds transfigur'd so together,...
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Tyranny in Shakespeare

Mary Ann McGrail - Drama - 2002 - 180 pages
...strong belief. This passage recalls Theseus's reflection on imagination from A Midsummer Night's Dream: Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppose'da bear! (Vi4-22)40 Where Theseus argues from the improbable to the probable, Leontes argues...
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The Early Poetry of Robert Graves: The Goddess Beckons

Frank L. Kersnowski - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 174 pages
...things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives airy-nothing A local habitation and name. Such tricks hath strong imagination That, if...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! A Midsummer Night's Dream (v:i:4~zz) I ft I CONTENTS Preface xi Acknowledgments xv...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. (A Midsummer Night's Dream, vi 4) Again, Such tricks hath strong imagination, That, if it would...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear ! (vi 1 8) With which we might compare: And the dire thought of his committed evil...
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Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare, Arthur Rackham - Art - 2003 - 170 pages
...PHILOSTRATE, Lords, and Attendants. HIPPOLYTA. Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak of. THESEUS. More strange than true : I never may believe These...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear ! HIPPOLYTA. But all the story of the night told over, And all their minds transfigured...
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