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" If music be the food of love, play on ; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again ! it had a dying fall : O ! it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing... "
THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 249
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 222 pages
...1 Enter Orsino, Duke of Illyria, Curio, and other Lords, ^with Musicians playing.^ ORSINO If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it,...dying fall. O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound 5 That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor. Enough; no more. Tis not so...
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The Trumpets of Jericho:: A Romantic Novel About Bands and Musicians in the ...

Victor H. Thompson - Humor - 2005 - 336 pages
...doubt and began spending her days with him The Temptation of Music at Mrs. Murphy's Bordello "If music be the food of love, play on Give me excess of it,...dying fall; O' it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor." Shakespeare, Twelfth Night For...
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The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from ...

Peter Hühn, Jens Kiefer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 259 pages
...successful with a "dying fall'") to Orsino 's opening speech in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night: 'If music be the food of love, play on; / Give me excess of...and so die. / That strain again, it had a dying fall [...]'." The analogy with Orsino lies in the latter' s comparable psychological imprisonment in himself....
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A Smile in His Mind's Eye: A Study of the Early Works of Lawrence Durrell

Ray Morrison - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 529 pages
...glimpse at the machinations of the will in its sexual guise. In part, Orsino's speech reads: If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it,...and so die. That strain again! It had a dying fall: ... so full of shapes is fancy That it alone is high fantastical. (1.1.1-15) Through this pairing of...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Hamlet act 5, sc. 2, 1. 365 (1601) Twelfth Night 239 If music 0 sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor. Twelfth Night act 1, sc. 1, 1....
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Twelfth Night: or, What You Will

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 161 pages
...already, if we have listened intently to the superbly eloquent and quite crazy opening speech of its Duke: If music be the food of love, play on, Give...dying fall. O it came o'er my ear, like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor. Enough, no more, 'Tis not so...
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Twelfth Night: Shakespeare for the Modern Reader

John Burfeind, William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 195 pages
...da-DA da-DA da-DA da-DA da-DA da-DA da-DA da-DA da-DA Act I Scene I Orsino Laments His Plight If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it,...dying fall. O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor! Enough, no more, 'Tis not so...
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