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" Making it momentany 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 Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare - Page 170
by William Shakespeare - 1836
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The works of William Shakspere; from the text of the editions by C. Knight ...

William Shakespeare - 1859
...as a sliadow, short as any dream, Brief as tbe lightning in the collied*1 night, That, in a spleen,0 unfolds both heaven and earth. And ere a man hath...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. lier. If then trie lovers have lieen ever crocs* J, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then let us...
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Temple Bar, Volume 39

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1873
...concerned, it is of no avail. The course of true love never did run smooth. It is at best— " momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion." How he even delights to contradict himself ; for he never cares to remember what he said before. Life...
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Pearls of Shakespeare: A Collection of the Most Brillant Passages Found in ...

William Shakespeare - 1860 - 160 pages
...momentany* as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ! Brief as the lightning in the collicdf night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. THE MOON. When Phoebe doth behold Her silver visage in the watery glass, Decking with liquid pearl...
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Chamber's household edition of the dramatic works of William ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1861
...sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentary as a sound,5 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the...quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then tme lovers have been ever cross' d, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then let us teach our trial...
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Temple Bar, Volume 39

1873
...concerned, it is of no avail. The course of true lore never did run smooth. It is at best— " momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion." How he even delights to contradict himself ; for he never cares to remember what he said before. Life...
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Spare Hours

John Brown - 1861 - 458 pages
...opposite of an indifferentist, being very strong in his own convictions, holding them keenly, even Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That...it up ; So quick bright things come to confusion.' We remember once quoting these lines to a lady, and being rather taken aback by her remark, 'They are...
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Horæ Subsecivæ, Volume 2

John Brown - 1861
...opinion, so that it was sincere ; and this was all the more remarkable from his being the opposite of an That in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth, And...it up ; So quick bright things come to confusion.' We remember once quoting these lines to a lady, and being rather taken aback by her remark, ' They...
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Horae Subsecivae: Rab and His Friends : and Other Papers

John Brown - 1862 - 340 pages
...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, short as any dream,...it up ; So quick bright things come to confusion." We remember once quoting these lines to a lady, and being rather taken aback by her remark , ' They...
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The Works of Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1862
...as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the colliedd night, That, in a spleen,(2) 0X 0@ 1 HEB. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then let us teach...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Much ado about nothing. Love's labour's ...

William Shakespeare - 1863
...I could Ff. F,. Hermia for ought that ever I could Brief as the lightning in the collied night, 145 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, 150 It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us teach our trial patience, Because it is a customary...
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