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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 :... "
The poems and ballads of Schiller, tr. by sir E.B. Lytton. With a sketch of ... - Page 232
by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller - 1852
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Nights Dream

William Shakespeare, Augustin Daly, William Winter - 1600 - 76 pages
...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 true lovers have been ever cross'd, .*, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then let...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...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...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross 'd, It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us teach...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied7 night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true" lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then let us teach...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,8 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say,— -Behold ! The...darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to contusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...fit. Brief as the lightning in the eollied night, That in a spleen unfolds both hcav'n and earth ; And, ere a man hath power to say, behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up. Staksp, 5. Melancholy ; hypochondriacal vapours. Thespteen with sullen vapours clouds the brain, And...
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The castle of Santa Fe, by [the] author of Jealousy; or, The ..., Volume 1

Cleeve - 1805
...dream, Brief as the lightning in the colly'd night, That in a spleen unfolds both hcaren and earth, And ere a man hath power to say— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up. SHAKESPEARE, JLfORD Raby now thought it necessary to declare his sentiments to his. son respecting...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Thou hast not collied thy face enough." Steevens. 3 That, in a spleen, unfolds bath heaven and earth, And, ere a man hath power to say, — Behold? The jaws of darkness do devour it up :] Though the word spleen be here employed oddly enough, yet I believe it right. Shakspeare, always...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...coal, a word still used in the midland counties. Y2 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:3 So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It...
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Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ..., Issue 1

E. H. Seymour - 1805
...Christian of Theseus. 524. " I must employ you in some business.'" Business a trisyllable. 32(5. " And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! " The jaws of darkness do devour ii up." This thought, a little varied, occurs in Romeo and Juliet. Too sudden, Too like the lightning,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1805
...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: So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us teach...
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