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" If music be the food of love, play on ; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again ! it had a dying fall : O ! it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing... "
The Works of Shakespeare: In Eight Volumes. Collated with the Oldest Copies ... - Page 101
by William Shakespeare - 1740
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The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1773
...play on ; Give me excefs of it ; that, forfeiting, The appetite may ficken, and fo die. That ftrain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er...Stealing, and giving odour. Enough !— — no more; 'Tis not fo fweet now, as it was before, O fpirit of love, how quick and frefh art thou! That, notwithftanding...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: With Corrections ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1778
...expreilkm in the prefent reading of The appetite may ficken, and fo die. — — * That ftrain a^ain ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like...fweet fouth +, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, this fine paflage. We do not fay, that the appetite Jick'eas and dies through afurfcit ;...
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Modern Characters for 1778, Parts 1-2

William Shakespeare - 1778
...play on, Give me excefs of it, that forfeiting, The appetite may Ccken, and fo dye.— That ftraine again, it had a dying fall. O it came o'er my ear, like the fweet South That breaths upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odours. 1-welflkNigkt. Lord Chief Juftice...
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The Beauties of Shakespear: Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a ...

William Shakespeare - 1780
...may be further obftrved, that this expreffion of the au's ftealing and difpei f3 * ing That ftrain again ; — it had a dying fall ! O, it came o'er...Stealing and giving odour. — Enough ! no more— 'Tis not fo fweet now, as it was before. O fpirit of love, how quick and frefh art thou ! That, netwithftanding...
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Stockdale's edition of Shakespeare, with explanatory notes

William Shakespeare - 1784
...appetite may fickcn, and fo die. That ftrain again ; — it had a ilyiivj fall : O, it came o'er my e.ir like the fweet fouth, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — linough ; no more ; 'Tis not fo fweet now, as it was before. Ξ fpirit of love, how quick and frelh...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare: In Six Volumes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Joseph Rann - 1787
...love, play on, Give me excefs of it ; that, forfeiting, The appetite may ficken, and fo die. That drain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er...Stealing, and giving odour.— Enough ; no more-, 'Tis not fo fweet now, as it was before. * O fpirit of love, how quick and frefh art thou ! That, notwithftanding...
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A Concordance to Shakespeare: Suited to All the Editions, in which the ...

Andrew Becket - 1787 - 470 pages
...none, No ufe of metal, corn, or wine, or oil : No occupation. Tempeft, A. 2, S. i. ODOUR. That ftrain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er...upon a bank of violets, ' Stealing and giving odour. — . 'Twelfth Night, A. i, SI 1 Bourn, bouvd of land.] A. bourn, in this place, fignifies limit, a...
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The Dramatic Works: Of Shakespeare, in Six Volumes; with Notes by Joseph ...

William Shakespeare - 1787
...Give me excefs of it; that, forfeiting, The appetite may ficken, and fo die. , That ftrain again;—it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the fweet fouth, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour.—Enough; no more; 'Tis not fo fweet now, as it was before. *O fpirit of...
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

1788
...compares an exquifitely fweet ftrain of mufic, to the delicious fcent of this flower : O ! it came to my ear, like the fweet fouth, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. There are feveral kinds of violets ; but the fragrant (both blue and white) is the earlieft, thence...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 68; Volume 1789

Tobias Smollett - 1789
...the meaning, will explain better this imitation from effeft : ' That lini'm again ; it had a dyiog fall : . O, it came o'er my ear like the fweet fouth,...upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour.' Of the imitation of fingle founds, Mr. Twining produces a happy inftance from Milton. — • The Curfen...
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