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" These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die; like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: Pericles. King Lear. Romeo and Juliet - Page 46
by William Shakespeare - 1800
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - 1993 - 279 pages
...perhaps beautiful because dangerous signify? Like the blaze of gunpowder, says Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume. (2.6.9) To be sure, the friar is an old man, skeptical of youth's ways; yet can we help...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...love-devouring death do what he dare, It is enough I may but call her mine. FRIAR LAURENCE. These th tutor'd; Whose white investments figure innocence, The dove and very blessed kiss, consume: the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...the news. In scene vi, with the plot hurtling swiftly, the Friar offers Romeo one more warning: These violent delights have violent ends. And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey Is loathesome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds...
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Romeo e Giulietta

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 276 pages
...words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare It is enough I may but cali her mine. FRIAR These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey Is loathsomc in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the...
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - 1999 - 232 pages
...we risk the loss of the entire investment the master has made in us. As Friar Lawrence warns: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume . . . Therefore love moderately: long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 1999 - 380 pages
...Shakespeare's genius with language. that very afternoon. The Friar counsels moderation and wisdom: "These violent delights have violent ends, / And in their...triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume." He cautions Romeo to love moderately, so that he may love long. But the kids revel in...
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The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 388 pages
...excited drive to self-consumption with which their forbidden liaison has always been entangled: These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. Romeo 2.5.9-11 Yet, although the streak of self-destructive perversity apparent in Romeo's...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
...is the unwitting agent of the tragedy. Even so, he does offer a prophetic warning to Romeo : These violent delights have violent ends. And in their triumph die; like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey Is loathesome in his own deliciousness. And in the taste confounds...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 49

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 364 pages
...delights' in his premarital warning to Romeo about the combustible danger of such intense love: 'These violent delights have violent ends, / And in their triumph die like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume' (2.6.9-11). From a modern viewpoint, the Friar seems less prudent and more a prude.19...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 pages
...love-devouring death do what he dare, It is enough I may but call her mine. FRIAR LAURENCE. These an kiss, consume: the sweetest honev Is loathsome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds...
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