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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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The Works of Shakespeare: Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of ...

William Shakespeare - 1871
...there were a sympathy in choice, War, 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. ' An old form of momentary. Millon seems to have remembered this passage...
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The Works of William Shakspere

William Shakespeare - 1873 - 764 pages
...Or else it stood upon the choice of friends ;Her. О hell 1 to choose love by another's eye I Lys. right judge 1 coliied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, —...
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Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for ...

William Shakespeare - 1875
...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 cross'd, It stands as an edict in...
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A NEW LIBRARY OF POETRY AND SONG

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - 1876
...different 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,...jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. SHAKESPEARE. BYRON'S LATEST VERSES. [Missolongtii, January 23, 1824. On this...
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Old Words and Modern Meanings: Being a Collection of Examples from Ancient ...

Thomas Whitcombe Greene - English language - 1876 - 314 pages
...excessive melancholy and resentment. On which hand a lark sung from the tpleen. — DUXBAR. T 274 SPEIGHT. Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That...jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. SHAKSPEARE, Midsummer Night's Dream, ii I know her for A spleeny Lutheran....
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...different in blood, Or else misgraffed in respect of years ; Or else it stood upon the choice of friends ; ll, awake : a boundless song Burst from the groves...Chief, for whom the whole creation smiles, At once the things come to confusion. Shakespeare2333. LOVE : creative. LOVE is the root of creation ; God's essence...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Fairy plays - 1877 - 195 pages
...choose love by another's eyes. 14 War, 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. Hermia. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, 150 It stands as an edict...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 950 pages
...choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shallow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the...Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So <iuick bright things come to confusion. SHAKESPEARE. BYRON'S LATEST VERSES. [Missolonghi, January 33....
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1878
...Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, 1 Give bestow on them. SCENE I. MIDSUMMER NIGHT's DREAM. 127 War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making...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 in...
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Shakespeare's comedy of A Midsummer night's dream, with notes by S. Neil

William Shakespeare - 1878 - 158 pages
...else it stood upon the choice of friends : Her. O hell ! to choose love by another's eye ! 140 Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death,...dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night 145 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, Behold ! The...
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