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" More strange than true. I never may believe These antique fables, nor these fairy toys. Lovers, and madmen, have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. • The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: Midsummer night's ... - Page 61
by William Shakespeare - 1823
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Sigmund Freud

Robert Bocock - Philosophy - 2002 - 132 pages
...Freud uses indirectly in his theory of the influence of early infant experiences on later adult life. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: . . . Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night's Dream, v. 1.2) And Goethe (1749-1832):...
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On Translation

John Sallis - Philosophy - 2002 - 144 pages
...— or rather, redraws a connection operative since antiquity — between fantasy and imagination: Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact [.] (Vi4-8) Schlegel's translation affirms the same connection: Verliebte...
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Exorcism and Its Texts: Subjectivity in Early Modern Literature of England ...

Hilaire Kallendorf - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 327 pages
...courage to see, with Quevedo, life as it is really lived, in the bowels of hell.102 ' l Libido sciendi' Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ... (Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5. 1 .4-9) By going where no other author of his time...
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Ian McEwan's Enduring Love

Roger Clarke, Andy Gordon - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 94 pages
...(1997: p. 3). Perhaps love is a kind of madness, as Shakespeare suggested in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are in imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold; That is the madman: the...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Dinah Jurksaitis - Drama - 2004 - 80 pages
...workmen are speaking together. think the line endings should come. There are six and a half lines. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such...devils than vast hell can hold: that is the madman. b) Write the lines as blank verse, using capital letters for the start of each line. Highlight the...
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Shakespearian Comedy

H. B. Charlton - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 303 pages
...the merely unconventional in manners to envisage the more vital incongruities in personality itself. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...devils than vast hell can hold, That is the madman: die lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt: The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy...
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Shakespeare and His Comedies

John Russell Brown - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...backwards and watch others watching the action : — Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak of. —More strange than true : I never may believe These...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. (V. i. r-6) And not content with likening a lover's truth to that of a madman, Theseus equates these...
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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: De profundis, "Epistola : in carcere et ...

Oscar Wilde, Russell Jackson, Ian Small, Joseph Bristow - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 345 pages
...is 'of imagination all compact': A phrase from Theseus's speech in vi of A Midsummer Night's Dream: 'Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, | Such...comprehends. | The lunatic, the lover and the poet | Are of imagination all compact' (4-8). 27-8. the great sins of the world ... in the brain: W is remembering...
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Sogno di una notte di mezza estate

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2006 - 191 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...compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold. 10 That is the madman. The lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt. The poet's...
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Literature and Human Equality

Stewart Justman - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 167 pages
...and in one of the play's most remembered speeches philosophizes on the fallacies of the imagination: I never may believe These antique fables, nor these...comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact. (5.1 .2—8) (Theseus himself is so antique and fabulous a hero that...
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