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" That very time I saw (but thou could'st not), Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And... "
The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with Cuts - Page 474
by William Shakespeare, Nicholas Rowe - 1709 - 3324 pages
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Bottom, Thou Art Translated: Political Allegory in A Midsummer Night's Dream ...

Marion (Ansel) Taylor, Marion Ansel Taylor - Literary Collections - 1973 - 255 pages
...Oberon's description of the "fair vestal throned by the west": Obe.That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred...
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...explanation of how the plant came to have its peculiar character and potency: ... I saw (but thou couldst not), Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by [the] west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow. As it should pierce a...
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Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early ...

Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, Nancy Vickers, Catherine R. Stimpson - History - 1986 - 426 pages
...Titania has remembered her Indian votaress, Oberon remembers his "imperial votaress." He has once beheld, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd; a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the West, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow As it should pierce a hundred...
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Shakespeare in His Context: The Constellated Globe

Muriel Clara Bradbrook - Drama - 1989 - 207 pages
...masquespectacle, the play perhaps being for such an occasion itself. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not) Flying between the cold moon and the earth Cupid all arm'd; a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west . . . (II.i.155-58) The fair vestal enthroned would hold an orb; the round...
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The Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the ...

Louis Montrose - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 227 pages
...forfeit all of his royal offices. This loss of power, prestige, and revenue precipitated his revolt. Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd; a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the West, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow As it should pierce a hundred...
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Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects

Callaghan Dympna - History - 1996 - 301 pages
...to shoot and seduce the "fair vestal." "That very time I saw (but thou couldst not)," Oberon says: Flying between the cold moon and the earth Cupid all arm'd. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pieree a hundred...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...spheres, To hear the sea-maids's music? Robin. I remember. Oberon. That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow. As it should pierce a hundred...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
.../ To hear the sea maid's nu1sic? / Puck. I remember. / Obe. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not), / Flying between the cold moon and the earth,...Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took / At a fair vestal, throned by the west, / And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow / As it should pierce...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst thee thither, [Stabs him again 1, that have neither pity, love, nor fear. Indeed, 'tis true that Hen vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred-thousand...
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