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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 Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature ..., Volumes 3-4

Science - 1836
...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." ta Whatsoever is harmonically composed, delights in harmony : for even that vulgar and tavern music,...
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The Romance of Nature: Or, The Flower-seasons Illustrated

Mrs. Charles Meredith - Botanical illustration - 1836 - 253 pages
..." Twelfth Night," is the comparison of soft music to the breath of wind upon the Violet ! That song again — it had a dying fall. O ! it came o'er my...upon a bank of Violets, Stealing and giving odour. The Violets from which the illustrative drawing was made, were the late flowering variety, the leaves...
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The Carthusian, Issue 1

1837
...these examples from his works, but rather to treat my readers with a feast of melody,— Of music,— " That strain again !—it had a dying fall: O, it came...a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour;"— a horse-laugh— " The large Achilles, on his press'd bed lolling, From his deep chest laughs out a...
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The wisdom and genius of Shakspeare: comprising moral philosophy ...

William Shakespeare - 1838
...power to follow you. 7 — ii. 2. 298 Sweet silent hours of marriage joys. 24 — iv. 4. 299 If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it...upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. 4 — i. 1. 300 Love is like a child, That longs for every thing that he can come by. 2— iii. 1....
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A commentary on the Act for the commutation of tithes in England and Wales

George Burges - Tithes - 1838 - 134 pages
...and, with a most admired complaisance, should respond, as if we were bewitched out of our very senses, That strain again ; it had a dying fall : O, it came...upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. Truly, I see nothing of this superlative excellence about it, where all its lineaments appear dark...
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare, Thomas Price - 1839 - 460 pages
...power to follow you. 7 — ii. 2. 298 Sweet silent hours of marriage joys. 24 — iv. 4. 299 If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it...upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. 4 — i. 1. 300 Love is like a child, That longs for every thing that he can come by. 2— iii. 1....
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Life. New facts regarding the life ...

William Shakespeare - 1839
...An Apartment in tlie Duke's Palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords; Musicians attending. f' Duke. If music be the food of love, play on ; Give me excess of it...dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south,1 That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odor. — Enough ; no more ; 'Tis...
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Twelfth night. Much ado about nothing. As you like it

William Shakespeare - 1841
...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...sweet south. That breathes upon a bank of violets. Stealing, and giving odor. — Enough ; no more ; "Tis not so sweet now, as it was before. O spirit...
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The album of love, containing love thoughts [in verse] by many contributors

Album - 1841 - 80 pages
...silence is the sepulchre of thought, Wherein the anguish of her spirit dwells. R. MONTGOMERY. If music be the food of love, play on ! Give me excess of it...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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An Essay on Punctuation with Incidental Remarks on Composition

F. Francillon - English language - 1842 - 96 pages
...make articulate sounds distinct enough, which yet, by no means, are capable of language. — Locke, If musick be the food of love, play on, Give me excess...upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. — Shakspeare. It was a fixed maxim in this reign [William the Conqueror] as well as in some of the...
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