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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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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 24; Volume 87

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell, Henry T. Steele - American periodicals - 1876
...universe. The explanation is given at the end of Shakspeare's familiar passage about the poet's eye : Such tricks hath strong imagination That, if it would...the night, imagining some fear. How easy is a bush supposed a bear ! The л/prehension of the passion, as Shakspeare logically says, is a comprehension...
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The Sweet Silvery Sayings of Shakespeare on the Softer Sex

William Shakespeare - Women in literature - 1877 - 328 pages
...One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, — That is, the madman; the lover, all as frantick, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt ; The poet's...imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'da bear ! Hippolyta. But all the story of the night told over, And all their minds transfigur'd so together,...
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothings 0 supposed a bear ! — Shakespeare. Fancy can save or kill ; it hath closed up Wounds when the balsam...
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Comedy of A Midsummer-night's Dream: Edited, with Notes

William Shakespeare - 1877 - 191 pages
...rolling, // I ' 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...that joy ; , Or in the night, imagining some. fear, ' >-fl r *• How easy is a bush suppos'da bear! Hippolyta. But all the story of the night told over,...
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Leo Salingar - Drama - 1974 - 356 pages
...seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. . . Such tricks hath strong imagination, That, if it would...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! Theseus expresses the rationalistic mistrust of imagination which was 1 Comedy of...
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Tragedy and After: Euripides, Shakespeare, Goethe

Ekbert Faas - Drama - 1986 - 223 pages
....Night's Dream, deals with in elaborate and colourful detail: The lunatic, the lover and the poet Arc of imagination all compact. One sees more devils than...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! ( Vi)10 True enough, Elizabethan aestheticians were fond of invoking familiar commonplaces...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 83 pages
...and memorably-ironic, speeches in the whole of Shakespeare is uttered by Theseus in the final act: I never may believe These antique fables, nor these...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! One obvious function of this speech is to vent scepticism — not just the character's,...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...their savours. (II, ii) E1L; FaPON; GN; InvP; NOBE; OBEY; OBSC; TrGrPo 127 The lunatic, the lover, and (1. 1—2) 8 The pallor of girl's brows shall be their pall; Their flowers the tenderness of supposed a bear! (V, i) 128 Now the hungry lion roars, And the wolf behowls the moon; Whilst the heavy...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

1997 - 64 pages
...Philostrate, attendants.') HIPPOLYTA. It's strange, good Theseus, what these lovers speak of. THESEU& More strange than true; I never may believe These...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! Here come the lovers, full of joy and mirth. (Enter Lysander, Demetrius, Hermia, and...
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Lucid Waking: Mindfulness and the Spiritual Potential of Humanity

Georg Feuerstein - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1997 - 256 pages
...Midsummer-Night's Dream (Act V): The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact: . . . Such tricks hath strong imagination, That, if it would...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! Thus, our mental images are far from being passive residents in our mind. They actively...
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