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" But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd, Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness. "
Select Plays; A Midsummer Night's Dream - Page 3
by William Shakespeare - 1879 - 147 pages
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 4

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...of it, that it could bear love without the sense of pain. Id. Earthlicr happy is the rose distilled, WP PYP PXN K > 7 Shalapeare. The quality of mercy is not strained ; It droppeth as the gentle rain of heaven Upon the...
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Spirit of the English Magazines

1829
...half-way house of life's journey, she became more and more convinced, that " Eart/ilier happy is tho rose distill'd, Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dios in singlo blessedness." It was under the influence of this conviction that she listened, with...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 4, Part 1

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...that it conld bear love wilhont the si'usr- of pain. It. Earthlier happy is the rose distilled , Thau that, which, withering on the virgin thorn. Grows, lives, and dies in single Uessednea. SWupeart. The quality of mercy is not (trained , It droppctb as the gentle rain of heaven...
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Portugal Illustrated: In a Series of Letters

William Morgan Kinsey - Coins, Portuguese - 1829 - 564 pages
...your life, Chaunting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon. Thrice blessed they that master so their blood, To undergo such maiden pilgrimage ! But earthlier happy is the rose distilled, Than that, which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness....
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 83 pages
...your life, Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon. Thrice blessed they that master so their blood To undergo such maiden pilgrimage; But earthlier happy is the rose distilled, Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives and dies in single blessedness.5...
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Shakespeare's Comic Commonwealths

Camille Wells Slights - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 290 pages
...glass' (li210). Conversely, Theseus speaks of a married woman as a 'rose distill'd' in contrast to 'that which withering on the virgin thorn / Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness' (li76-8). Lysander speaks of the roses fading from Hermia's cheek A Midsummer Night's Dream 115 and...
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Teaching with Shakespeare: Critics in the Classroom

Union College (Schenectady N y ) - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 269 pages
...fruitless moon. Thrice blessed they that master so their blood To undergo such maiden pilgrimage; 75 But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd, Than that...die, my lord, Ere I will yield my virgin patent up 80 Unto his lordship, whose unwished yoke My soul consents not to give sovereignty. The. Take time...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...the death, or to abjure For ever the society of men . . . Thrice blessed they that master so their blood To undergo such maiden pilgrimage; But earthlier happy is the rose distilled Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, Groins, lives, and dies in single blessedness....
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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

English drama - 1995 - 99 pages
...your life, Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon. Thrice-blessed they that master so their blood To undergo such maiden pilgrimage; But earthlier happy is the rose distilled (THESEUS points to HYPPOLYTA, SHE growls wildly, EVERYONE on stage jumps.) Than that which,...
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The Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the ...

Louis Montrose - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 227 pages
...cloister mew'd, Chanting faint hymns to the cold, fruitless moon. Thrice blessed they that master so their blood To undergo such maiden pilgrimage; But earthlier...thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness. (1.1.65-66, 71-78) Theseus's rhetoric concisely stages a Reformation debate on the relative virtues...
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