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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 Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - 1824 - 385 pages
...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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. NATURAL AFFECTION ALLIED...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author ..., Volume 1

British poets - 1824
...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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. Mark it, Cesario ; it...
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The botanic garden; representations of hardy ornamental flowering ..., Volume 7

Benjamin Maund - 1824
...Twelfth Night. He there represents the Duke enraptured with a sweet strain of music, saying " That strain again — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a hank of violets, Stealing and giving odour." SHAKSPEARE. The shrubby...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: From the Text of ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1825
...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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough ; no more;...
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and Critical, Volume 11

George Daniel, John Cumberland - 1826
...Give me excess of it ; that, surfeiting, The'a'ppetite may'sicken, and so die. — [Music. That strain again ;— it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odours. — [Music. Enough...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text by G. Steevens ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1826
...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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough ; no more...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Life of Shakespeare. Seven ages ...

William Shakespeare - 1826
...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 south1, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour2. — Enough; no more;...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1828
...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 south, That hreathes upon a hank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough ; no more...
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Flora Historica: Or, The Three Seasons of the British Parterre ..., Volume 1

Henry Phillips - 1829
...vale. Shakspeare compares the soft strains of plaintive music to the perfume of Violets — That strain again ; it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of Violets, Stealing, and giving odour. Twelfth Night. In the...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
...play on, Give ψε excees of it ; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and βξ die. That strain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Mealing, and giving odour. — Enough ; no more...
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