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" Making it momentary 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 :... "
Conversation; or, Shades of difference - Page 148
by Heron - 1821
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1600 - 75 pages
...as any dream, • Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds botli heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! j The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. 2 Her. If then...
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The Complete Art of Poetry ...

Charles Gildon - Criticism - 1718
...momentary as a Sound, Swift as a Shadow, fhort as any Dream, Brief as the Lightning in the rallied Night, That in a Spleen unfolds both Heaven and Earth; And ere a Man hath Power to fay, Eelfold, The Jaws of Darknefs do devour it up ; So quick bright Things come to Confufion. Ibid....
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The tempest. A midsummer-night's dream. The two gentleman of Verona. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1747
...Athenian law Cannot purfae us. ' If thou lov'ft me then, Steal 8 Brief as the lightening In the {allied Night, That, in a Spleen, unfolds both Heaven and Earth, And ere a man hath power to fay, behold ! The ja-ias of darknefs da devour it up. ] Tho' the word Split* be here employed odly...
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The Works of Shakespear: In Eight Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1747
...Athenian law Cannot purfae us. ' If thou lov'ft me then, Steal 8 Brief as the lightening in the collitd Night, That, in a Spleen, unfolds both Heaven and Earth, And ere a man hath fewer If fay, behold ! Tbejatvt of darkntfi da devour it up. ] Tho' the word Spleen be here employed...
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Midsummer night's dream. Merchant of Venice. As you like it. Taming the shrew

William Shakespeare - 1773
...modern editors, momtntary. JOHNSON. Brief as the lightning in the collied night, 7 That (in a fpleen) unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to fay, Beheld! The jaws of darknefs do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confufion.— Her....
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The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated

Elizabeth Griffith, Mrs. Griffith (Elizabeth) - Didactic drama, English - 1775 - 528 pages
...as a fliadow, (hort as any dream, Brief _as the lightning in the collied night, That in a fpleen • unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to fay, Behold ! • The jaws of darknefs do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confufion! SCENE...
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Stockdale's Edition of Shakespeare: Including, in One Volume, the Whole of ...

William Shakespeare - 1784 - 1079 pages
...a fhadow, fhort as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the colly 'd 3 night, That, in a fpleen *, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man. hath power to fay, — Behold ! The jaws of darknefs do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confufion....
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The New Lady's Magazine, Or, Polite and Entertaining Companion for ..., Volume 3

1788
...as our iweet bar4 cxpreffcs it, " Brief as the lightning in the collied night, , That, in a fpleen, unfolds both heaven and earth ; And ere a man hath power to fay, Behold— The jaws of darkncfs do devour it up." " Louifa only faid, " My deareft father ! —...
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A Concordance to Shakespeare: Suited to All the Editions, in which the ...

Andrew Becket - 1787 - 470 pages
...bands, or tied up. Amaftift". . ^ ^ / Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, hi a fpleen, unfolds both heaven and earth^ And ere a man hath power to fay, — hehold ! The jaws of darhnefi do devour it up.] Though the word fpleen be here employed oddly...
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The Dramatic Works: Of Shakespeare, in Six Volumes; with Notes by Joseph ...

William Shakespeare - 1787
...as a fhadow, fhort as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the colly'd nighr, That, in a fpleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to fay,—Behold ! The jaws of darknefs do devour it up : So quick bright things come to conftifion. Her....
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