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" Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth. And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up :... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare - Page 135
by William Shakespeare - 1826 - 960 pages
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Famous Men of Modern Times, Volume 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Biography - 1844 - 315 pages
...in blood; Or else inisgraH'ed, in respect of years ; Or else it stood upon the choice of friends : Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War. death,...dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied* night. Of those brief aphorisms, which convey significant truths in few words, so that they may be converted...
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Lives of Celebrated American Indians

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Indians - 1844 - 315 pages
...different in blood; Or else misgratled, in respect of years ; Or else it stood upon the choice of friends : Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War. death,...dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied* night. Of those brief aphorisms, which convey significant truths in few words, so that they may be converted...
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Letters of the Kings of England: Now First Collected from Royal ..., Volume 2

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Great Britain - 1846
...eloquent and touching passage in Shakespeare, speaking of the uncertainty of worldly affection :— " Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the...jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion." God to defend you against all evils, and that he be your shield. Farewell,...
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Comedies. Two gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare - 1847
...if there were a sympathy hi choice, Wnr, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream...jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If, then, true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands as an edict...
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The Drawing-room magazine: or, Ladies book of fancy needlework and choice ...

1848
...in blood ; Or else misgraffed, in respect of years ; Or else it stood upon the choice of friends : Or if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death,...short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the cully M night That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say —...
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Letters of the Kings of England: Now First Collected from the ..., Volume 2

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Great Britain - 1848
...eloquent and touching passage in Shakespeare, speaking of the uncertainty of worldly affection : — " Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the...jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion." God to defend you against all evils, and that he be your shield. Farewell,...
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The Dramatic Works of W. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1849 - 925 pages
...there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege toit; Making it momi'iitany * th Against an oath : The truth thou art unsure To swear, things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in...
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Apophthegms from the plays of Shakespeare, by C. Lyndon

William Shakespeare - 1850
...injuries ; but I will wed thee in another key, with pomp, with triumph, and with revelling.— THR. I., 1. If there were a sympathy in choice, war, death, or...both heaven and earth, and ere a man hath power to say,—Behold ! the jaws of darkness do devour it up : so quick bright things come to confusion.—LTS....
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet, and ...

William Shakespeare - 1851
...Lys. Or else it stood upon the choice of friends. Her. O hell ! to choose love by another's eye ! Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death,...jaws of darkness do devour it up. So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever crossed, It stands as an edict in...
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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 1851 - 418 pages
...to young ! Or else it stood upon the choice of friends : O hell ! to choose love by another's eye ! Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death,...lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfold both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, — Bohold ! The jaws of darkness do...
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