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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare, Stanley W. Wells - Drama - 1967 - 170 pages
...if 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,...and earth, And - ere a man hath power to say 'Behold 1' The jaws of darkness do devour it up. So quick bright things come to confusion. HERMIA 150 If then...
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Shakespearean Metadrama: The Argument of the Play in Titus Andronicus, Love ...

James L. Calderwood - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 204 pages
...did flower, then as Lysander says 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. (1.1.142-149) For an instant the shadow of Romeo and Juliet falls across...
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Meaning in Comedy: Studies in Elizabethan Romantic Comedy

John Weld - Performing Arts - 1975 - 255 pages
...if 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. (1.1.132-149) 194 This is one of the first great lyric show-stoppers in Shakespeare's...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1989 - 217 pages
...eyes. Lysander Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; 145 Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow,...and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, 'Behold! ', 1 50 The jaws of darkness do devour it up; So quick bright things come to confusion. Hermia If then...
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...difficulties of young love and above all on its brevity and uncertainty, calling 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. [Ii 143-49] These magnificent words are Lysander 's.14 One may wonder whether...
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Lovers, Clowns, and Fairies: An Essay on Comedies

Stuart M. Tave - Humor - 1993 - 272 pages
...no other tried to stop the course, 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. (I, i, 141-49) The shadow, the dream, the night, may not be friends, the...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...quoted from in the 137 misgraffeJ badly matched Introduction (page 209), comments: 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 1 50 If then true lovers have been ever crossed It stands as an edict...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...difficulties we experience in self-apprehension: both situations yield an insight that is "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" (lll43-49). No sooner do we figure the mind than we disfigure it with terms...
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Heaven and Earth

Nora Roberts - Fiction - 2001 - 358 pages
...STATES OF AMERICA 20 19 18 17 16 To all my sisters, not of blood but of the heart. There 's the magic. 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. — WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Prologue THREE SISTERS ISLAND SEPTEMBER 1699 She...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 99 pages
...sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, 145 Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That...jaws of darkness do devour it up. So quick bright things come to confusion. 150-1 If then . . . destiny-, if true lovers have always ('ever') been frustrated...
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