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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 Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 5
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1828
...4n Aparimentin the Duke's Palace. Enter Duke, CURIo, Lords; Musicians attending. Duke. iKmusick he the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it ;...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 ; 'Tis not so sweet...
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Flora Historica: Or, The Three Seasons of the British Parterre ..., Volume 1

Henry Phillips - Floriculture - 1829
...Violet-embroider'd 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...upon a bank of Violets, Stealing, and giving odour. Twelfth Night. In the soliloquy which the same bard gives us through Belisarius, in Cymbeline, he is...
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The Pocket Magazine

English literature - 1829
...heautifully this solemn silence sets ofTtheirinstruments! ' Play on,' my good fellows ! ' If music he the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it ;...so die. — That strain again ; it had a dying fall ; Oh, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That hreathes upon a hank of violets, Stealing and...
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On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening

Samuel Felton - Gardeners - 1830 - 221 pages
...some calm-breathing wind, That plays amidst the plain. The lines in Twelfth Night we all recollect : That strain again; — it had a dying fall : O, it...upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. That these flowers were the most favourite ones of Shakspeare, there can be little doubt — Perditta...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831
...Duke's palace. jEnterDuke, Curio, Lords ; musicians attending. Duke. IF music be the food of lore, play on, Give me excess of it : that, surfeiting,...of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough ; nc more ; 'Tit not so sweet now, as it was before. О spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831 - 504 pages
...I.— An apartment in the Duke's palace. Enter Duke, Curio, Lords ; musicians attending. Duke. IF music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it...again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my car like the siveet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Almanacs, English - 1832
...beautifully this solemn silence sets off their instruments ! " Play on," my good fellows ! " If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it...so die. — That strain again ; it had a dying fall ; Oh, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and...
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The Royal Lady's Magazine, Volume 1

Great Britain - 1834
...Ibid. Paradise Lost, bv || Ibid. its dying fall, to the sweet south breathing on a bank of violets. That strain again, it had a dying fall, O ! it came...upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. Twetfth Night. The elysian fields, those sweet regions of poetry, are adorned with all that fancy can...
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Journal of a Visit to Constantinople: And Some of the Greek Islands, in the ...

John Auldjo - Greece - 1835 - 259 pages
...rich descriptive imagery of Shakspeare appear, where he makes one of his characters exclaim : — " That strain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it...upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour ! " After following the Prince to the top of the Giant's Mountain, we allowed him to descend without...
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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural ..., Volume 3

Edward Mammatt - Art - 1836
...not as though recalled by an act of memory, — but as if present and incarnate in the music; no * " That strain again ; — it had a dying fall: O, it...upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour." -f- " AVhatsoever is harmonically composed, delights in harmony : for even that vulgar and tavern music,...
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