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" Drums in his ears; at which he starts, and wakes; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. This is that very Mab That plats the manes of horses in the night ; And bakes the elf-locks in foul sluttish hairs, Which, once untangled,... "
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - Page 18
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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Cymbeline. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - 1788
...tithe-pig's tail, Tickling a parson's nose as a' lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice : Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams...healths five fathom deep ; and then anon Drums in his ear; at which he starts, and wakes; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again....
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Dramatic Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 1

David Garrick - 1798
...with a tith's-pig's tail, Tickling the parson as he lies asleep ; Then dreams he of another benefice, Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then...swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. This is that Mab Rom. Peace, peace, Thou talk'st of nothing. Mer. True, I talk of dreams; Which are the children...
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The Dramatic Works of David Garrick: To which is Prefixed a Life ..., Volume 1

David Garrick - 1798
...tith's-pig's tail, Tickling-the parson as he lies asleep ; Then dreams he of another benefice, Spmetimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams...deep ; and then anon Drums in his ears, at which he r tarts and wakes, And being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. This is that...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1803
...in court. Tickling a parson's nose as 'a lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice : Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams...healths five fathom deep ; and then anon Drums in his ear; at which he starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again....
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Life of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Early English Poet: Including ..., Volume 2

William Godwin - 1804
...courtiers' knees, that dream on curtsies straight; O'er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees; Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then...healths five fathom deep ; and then anon Drums in his ear; at which he starts, and wakes 3 And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1804
...tithe-pig's tail, Tickling a parson's nose as 'a lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice: Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams...healths five fathom deep; and then anon Drums in his ear; at which he starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1805
...breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades,8 Of healths five fathom deep; and then anon Drums in his ear ; at which he starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted,...that very Mab, That plats the manes of horses in the night ; And bakes the elf-locks9 in foul sluttish hairs, Which, once untangled, much misfortune bodes....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1805
...breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades,8 Of healths five fathom deep; and then anon Drums in his ear ; at which he starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted,...that very Mab, That plats the manes of horses in the night; And bakes the elf-locks9 in foul sluttish hairs, Which, once untangled, much misfortune bodes....
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 pages
...solder's neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish bladps, Of healths five fathom deep ; and then anon Drums...frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. DESCRIPTION oj an APOTHECARY and his SHOP. {SHAKESPEARE.} I Do remember an apothecary, And hereabouts...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 13

William Shakespeare - 1806
...tithe-pig's tail. Tickling a parson's nose as 'a lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice : Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams...healths five fathom deep ; and then anon Drums in his ear; at which he starts, and wakes; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again....
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