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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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The Student's Shakespeare: Thirty-seven Plays, Analyzed and Topically ...

William Shakespeare - 1880 - 625 pages
...wrong imaginations, lose The knowledge of themselves. A'. Z., IV : в. 1478. — Its Power. The. * * Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...and the poet, Are of imagination all compact : One Bees more devils than vast hell can hold — That is the madman : the lover, all as frantic. Sees Helen's...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the ..., Volumes 3-4

William Shakespeare - 1880
...Apartment in the Palace ^THESEUS. Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, PHILOSTRATE, Lords, and Attendants. Hip. 'Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak...these fairy toys. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,1 Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic,...
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Comedies

William Shakespeare - 1881
...Athens. The palace of THESEUS. Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLTTA, PHILOSTRATE, Lords, and Attendants. Ifip. 'Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak...believe These antique fables, nor these fairy toys. Ixjvers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool...
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Gems from the English Poets: Chaucer to Tennyson ; with Biographical Notices ...

English poets - English poetry - 1889 - 503 pages
...his affections dark as Erebus : Let no such man be trusted. Merchant of Venice. IMAGINATION. LO/ERS and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping...comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, m SIR ROBERT AYTON. Are of imagination all compact : One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ;...
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Leo Salingar - Drama - 1974 - 356 pages
...Hippolyta and Theseus that opens this scene: - '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. . . Such tricks hath strong imagination, That, if it would but apprehend some joy, It comprehends some...
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...an unreliable imagination's creation of the appearance of reality: I never may believe These antic fables, nor these fairy toys. Lovers and madmen have...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. [Vi2-6] As we have already noted, Hippolyta persists in seeing the situation differently and speculates...
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Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

Leona Toker - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 243 pages
...relationship between the themes and techniques of Mary. King, Queen, Knave, or Lust under the Linden Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream 5.1 Nabokov's second...
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The Poetics of the Mind's Eye: Literature and the Psychology of Imagination

Christopher Collins - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 224 pages
..."Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak of," the king replies: More strange than true. 1 never may believe These antique fables, nor these...imagination all compact. One sees more devils than all hell can hold; That is the madman. The lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of...
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The Art of Authorial Presence: Hawthorne's Provincial Tales

Gary Richard Thompson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 319 pages
...Oberonic power of the imagination. His attempt to discount the imaginative is patently ambivalent: More strange than true. I never may believe These...comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact. And as imagination hodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...Philostrate, Lords, and A t tendant s HIPPOLYTA "lis 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. io That is the madman. The lover, all as frantic, Vi This scene (which forms the complete Act) follows...
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