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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 Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Page 100
by William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pages
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The Cyclopędia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - Quotations, English - 1882 - 899 pages
...fair good night. And pleasing dreams, and shimbers light. A. SCOTT — Jiarmion. Canto VI. Last Hues. Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That,...— "Behold!" The jaws of darkness do devour it up. i. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act I. Bo. 1. Come, gentle night; come, loving, blackbrow'd night. j. Romeo...
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The Cyclopędia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Quotations, English - 1882 - 899 pages
...night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light. /«. SCOTT — Jfarmicin. Canto VI. i Lost lines. Hrief antry by: And underneath that consecrated roof Plight...Night. Act IV. Sc. 3. 0 Cassius, you are yoked with n i. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act I. Sc. 1. Come, gentle night; come, loving, blackbrow'd night. ;. .Romeo...
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Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems: Comedies

William Shakespeare - 1883
...eyes. 140 Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow,...Behold! " The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, 150 It stands as...
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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,...heaven and earth, And - ere a man hath power to say l Behold T The jaws of darkness do devour it up. So qu1ck bright things come to confusion. There is...
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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,..."Behold! " The 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...
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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,...'Behold!' The 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...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare, Alan Durband - Drama - 1984 - 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
...prospective groom and bride; yet both of them contemplate the reality that Lysander is shortly to declare Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That,...say "Behold!" The jaws of darkness do devour it up. [Ii 145-48] In other words, all three here look upon love as an objective, something to be reached...
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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,...'Behold!', The 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,...
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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,...— The 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...
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