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" True, I talk of dreams ; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 240
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...carriage: This is she — ROMEO. Peace, peace, Mercurio, peace! Thou talk'st of nothing. MERCUTIO. t choose: sometime he angers me With telling me of...And of a dragon and a finless fish, A clip-wing'd puffs away from thence, Turning his face to the dew-dropping south. BENVOLIO. This wind, you talk of,...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was. Bottom— MND IV.i True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of...Even now the frozen bosom of the north, And, being angered, puffs away from thence, Turning his side to the dew-dropping south. Mercutio — RJ I.iv What...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 49

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 364 pages
...tracks as if to save him from his over-heated imaginings, provoking Mercutio to deny their validity: I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle...substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind . . . (1.4.96-100) in terms that demonstrate the very 'fantasy' that he is denigrating. The role seems...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 274 pages
...spinning something out of nothing: ROMEO Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace! Thou talk'st of nothing. MERCUTIO True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of...fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air (1.4.95-9) Dazzling and mercurial, Mercutio's speech bursts with an inventiveness and delight in words...
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2002 - 270 pages
...talk'st of nothing. MERCUTIO True, I talk of dreams, Which arc the children of an idle brain, Ik-got of nothing but vain fantasy. Which is as thin of substance...as the air. And more inconstant than the wind, who woos 100 I'.ven now the frozen bosom of the north, And being angered puffs away from thence, Turning...
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Duncan Beal - Drama - 2003 - 184 pages
...good carriage. This is she ROMEO Peace, peace, Mercurio, peace. 95 Thou talk'st of nothing. MERCUTIO True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of...as the air, And more inconstant than the wind who woos 100 Even now the frozen bosom of the north, And being angered puffs away from thence, Turning...
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An Interpretive Guide to Operatic Arias: A Handbook for Singers, Coaches ...

Martial Singher, Eta Singher - Music - 2003 - 368 pages
...month" (Shakespeare, describing Mercutio through the mouth of Romeo). To this Mercutio himself adds: "True, I talk of dreams, which are the children of...substance as the air and more inconstant than the wind. " These two quotations are obvious clues to the meaning of "The Song of Queen Mab" and to the spirit...
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 128 pages
...carriage. 94 This is she ROMEO Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace! Thou talk'st of nothing. 96 MERCUTIO True, I talk of dreams; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy; 98 Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind, who woos 100 Even now...
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Music and Literature in German Romanticism

William E. McDonald - History - 2004 - 233 pages
...the context of Romeo's dreams of impending doom ("I talk of dreams, which are the children of an airy brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is...substance as the air, and more inconstant than the wind," Romeo and Juliet, I/iv, 96-100) with the spirits of the air that are conjured up when Mephistopheles...
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Know Your Dreams, Know Your Self

Pat Fregia, Jim Fregia, Pat Bonney Shepherd - Psychology - 2004 - 228 pages
...and Juliet: True, I talk of dreams; Which arc the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but of vain fantasy; Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind. . . From Freud to Jung — and Beyond The conscious mind allows itself to be trained like a parrot,...
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