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" True, I talk of dreams ; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind, who wooes Even now the frozen bosom of the north, And, being anger'd, puffs... "
The Works of Shakespear: Troilus and Cressida. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello - Page 136
by William Shakespeare - 1768
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 49

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 364 pages
...tracks as if to save him from his over-heated imaginings, provoking Mercutio to deny their validity: I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind . . . (1.4.96-100)...
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 128 pages
...carriage. 94 This is she ROMEO Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace! Thou talk'st of nothing. 96 MERCUTIO True, I talk of dreams; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy; 98 Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind, who woos 100...
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Duncan Beal - Drama - 2003 - 184 pages
...good carriage. This is she ROMEO Peace, peace, Mercurio, peace. 95 Thou talk'st of nothing. MERCUTIO True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind who woos 100 Even...
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An Interpretive Guide to Operatic Arias: A Handbook for Singers, Coaches ...

Martial Singher, Eta Singher - Music - 2003 - 368 pages
...month" (Shakespeare, describing Mercutio through the mouth of Romeo). To this Mercutio himself adds: "True, I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy which is as thin of substance as the air and more inconstant than the wind. " These two quotations...
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Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context

Hugh Macrae Richmond - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 570 pages
...senses and associations for this word, beyond ours of inactive or lazy to something like 'distracted': 'dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy' (Romeo, 1.3.96-8). Other uses cover several pejorative meanings: to move lightly or casually,...
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Romeo and Juliet, Or, The Old "you-know-I-really-love-you-but-my-father ...

Nancy Linehan Charles - 2004 - 67 pages
...again. (ROMEO cuts him off.) ROMEO Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace. Thou talk'st of nothing. MERCUTIO True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, And more inconstant than the wind. BENVOLIO This wind you talk of blows us from ourselves. Supper is...
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Myers on Evidence in Child, Domestic, and Elder Abuse Cases

John E. B. Myers - Law - 2005
...today. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo's friend Mercutio has this to say about the reliability of dreams: True, I talk of dreams; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy; Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind, who woos Even...
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Football Romeo : a Comedy in Two Acts

Lindsay Price - 2005 - 76 pages
...dreamt my lady came and found me dead. Strange dream that gives a dead man leave to think." LAUREL: "True I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain begot of nothing but vain fantasy which is as thin of substance as the air and more inconstant than the wind who woos." MURRAY...
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How to Upsize Your Career

Marty Morris - Business & Economics - 2005 - 108 pages
...dreams come true. In 1595, William Shakespeare talked about dreams, when, in Romeo and Juliet, he said, "I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain; Begot of nothing but vain fantasy." If you want to get better organized, then you must do three things: First, learn about your...
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Spanish Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Jose Manuel Gonzalez, Josc) Manuel Gonzc!lez De Sevilla - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 327 pages
...quibble on the bawdy sense of the word "vagina" in Elizabethan times. Mercutio answers that he talks of dreams, "Which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy" (97-98). Here it is Romeo who proposes the bawdy quibble and Mercutio who seems to prefer...
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