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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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 778 pages
...which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness. Act i. Sc. i. Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That,..." Behold ! " The jaws of darkness do devour it up. Act i. Sc. i. For aught that ever I could read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true...
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A Dictionary of the Language of Shakspeare, Volume 70

Swynfen Jervis - 1868 - 374 pages
...can enforce, The mouth of passage shall we fling wide ope, And give you entrance. AV«0 John, ii. 1. Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That,..." Behold !" The jaws of darkness do devour it up. Midsummer-Night's Dream, L 1. SPLEENFUL. Angry ; furious. Myself have cahn'd their spleenful mutiny....
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet

William Shakespeare - 1869 - 968 pages
...Lys. Or else it stood upon the choice of men* :— Her. 0 hell ! to choosf love by another's eyes ! J. Black havo been ever cross'd,. It stands as an edict in destiny : Then, let us teach our trial patience,...
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Greek verse composition, a revised ed. of the Greek verses of Shrewsbury ...

Shrewsbury sch - 1869
...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;...hath power to say, — Behold! The jaws of darkness to devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion. How now? what matter (is there)? Pale, amt/ios....
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The complete works of Shakspere, with a memoir, and essay, by ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1870
...sickness, did lay siege to it } Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream j Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That...confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever crossed, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then let us teach our trial patience, Because it is a customary...
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The Works of Shakespeare: Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of ...

William Shakespeare - 1871
...spite ! too old to be engag'd to young! Lys. Or else it stood upon the choice of friends; — Her. O hell! to choose love by another's eye! Lys. Or,...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. ' An old form of momentary. Millon seems to have remembered this passage in his account of the " innumerable...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Complete, Accurately Printed from the Text ...

William Shakespeare - 1871 - 816 pages
...did lay siege to it; Making it momentany" as a sound. Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brifcf yet you halt not. Tra. Not so well appirell'n As...belter I should rush in thus. But where is Kale! where : Bo quick bright things come to confusion. Mtr. If then true lovers have been ever cross' d, i Wlrknl....
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New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations: Adapted to Christian Teaching ...

1872 - 696 pages
...momentary as a sound, Swift us a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collicd longer-lived would be ; Its end may come, and will...will I •" And, trusting, to the end hold stilL He k Shakespeare. 2179. LOVE, Creative. Love is the root of creation ; God's essence ; worlds without number...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1872 - 789 pages
...sound, Swift as a shadow, short ns any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, i» his dim, Dishonored brow. But let its humbled sons,...dead, lu sadness make. Of all we loved and honored, SHAKESPEARE. THE BANKS O1 DOON. YE banks and braes o' bonnie Doon, How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1873 - 789 pages
...momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; lirief as the lightning in the rallied m the crest Of wooded knolls that ridged the west,...beneath the smothering bank, We piled, with care, otfr SHAKESPEARE. THE BANKS 0' DOON. YE banks and braes o' bonnie Doon, How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair...
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