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" These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die ! like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume. "
The Works of Shakespeare in Seven Volumes - Page 168
by William Shakespeare - 1733
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 128 pages
...responsibility, (2) your lover's weight H.6 At Friar Laurences cell 4 countervail outweigh Do thcm but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death...what he dare It is enough I may but call her mine. FRIAR These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, w Which,...
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The Shakespeare Oracle

...finding the path between extremes. Friar Laurence cautions Romeo to love moderately, warning that "These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume" (2.6.9). You may need to exercise self-control or frugality, or relax an...
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Renaissance Drama 32: New

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - Drama - 2003 - 264 pages
...figure closely recalls the Friar's early concern over the intensity of the lovers' infatuation: "These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume" (2.6.9-11). In evoking this earlier reference, Romeo's words appropriate...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 207 pages
...stumble that run fast'; and in the next scene in which he again advises Romeo to 'love moderately': These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume. The Friar also saves Romeo from despair and suicide when he is banished....
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Renaissance Go-betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Werner von Koppenfels - History - 2005 - 289 pages
...constant intertwining of images of love and death, as in Friar Laurence's early warning to Romeo: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. (II.5.9-11) Romeo will compare the lethal action of the poison running...
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The Art of Loving

S.P.Sharma - 2007 - 120 pages
...Friar Lawrence warns Romeo and Juliet, whose state of mind is manifest to him all too clearly: These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die; like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume: the sweeter honey Is loathsome in its own deliciousness, And in the taste...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Tragedies

Janette Dillon - Literary Criticism - 2007
...pronouncing on the danger of this rush of love: Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast. (2.3.90) These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume; (2.6.9-11) and his perspective highlights the moralising aspect which was...
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