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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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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...why rebuke you him, that loves you so ? Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe. Sh. Mid. iV. in. 2. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact. Sh. Mid. N. v. 1. Never durst poet touch a pen to write, Until his...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 pages
...translate, And follies are miscall'd the crimes of fate. POPE. Odyssey, Book I. IMAGINATION. Theseus. MORE strange than true. I never may believe These...and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping phantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the...
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The Works of William Shakspere

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1868 - 764 pages
...in the Palace of Theseus, F.nier Theseus, Hipnolyta/ Philostrate, Lords and Attendants. Hip. Т is , our learning likewise is. Then, when ourselves we...that vow we have forsworn our books : For when would holdThat is the madman : the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Kgypt : The poet's...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - English literature - 1869 - 477 pages
...about the earth In forty minutes. 1 Queen Elizabeth. 76. Tie Power of Imagination. — Act. V. Sc. I, . I never may believe These antique fables, nor these...comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact: That is the madman: the lover, all as frantic. Sees Helen's beauty...
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The Works of Shakespeare: Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of ...

William Shakespeare - 1871
...Apartment in the Palace of THESEUS. Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLTTA, PHO.OSTRATE, Lords, and Attendants. Hip. 'Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak...nor these fairy toys. Lovers, and madmen, have such seetliing brains, 1 Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends....
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New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations: Adapted to Christian Teaching ...

Poetry - 1872 - 696 pages
...attractive mien. Mark AtentitU. 191. IMAGINATION, Poemsioni of. Thfaeus. More strange than true : I nerer LAND, The Better moro devils than vast hell can holdThat is, the madman : the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty...
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Traditions, Superstitions, and Folklore, (chiefly Lancashire and the North ...

Charles Hardwick - England - 1872 - 306 pages
...we cannot tell which is the eldest, you must be both of the same age,' " CHAPTEE XV. CONCLUSION. j More strange than true. I never may believe These...comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact ; Oue sees more devils than vast hell can hold ; That is the madman...
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Traditions, Superstitions, and Folklore, (chiefly Lancashire and the North ...

Charles Hardwick - Folklore - 1872 - 306 pages
...strange than true, I never may believe These antique fables, nor these fairy toys. Lovers and madmen hare such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that...One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ; That i* the madman : the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt ; The poet's eye,...
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The bards and authors of Cleveland and south Durham, and the vicinage

George Markham Tweddell - Authors, English - 1872 - 24 pages
...betrothed Hippolia, Queen of the Amazons (and the passage was a favourite one with poor Ord) :— " More strange than true. I never may believe These...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. Ate of imagination all compact : One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ; That is, the madman...
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Belgravia, Volume 20

London (England) - 1873
...ever be descriptive ? Let us turn to Shakespeare's dictum on the subject : ' Lovers and madmen hnve such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that...compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold — The madman. While the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt. The poet's...
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