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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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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...Illyria are more uniformly saddened by it. Orsino sounds this note in the play's opening speech: 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 sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! Enough, no more! Tis not so...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...as night And his affections dark as Erebus; Let no such man be trusted. Lorenzo — MV Vi 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 sound, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! Orsino — TN Li Music oft...
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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 65

1984
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The Sound of Shakespeare

Wes Folkerth - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 147 pages
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...divides, setting the stage for reunion and joy. Twelfth Night takes us to a world of music : 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 sound, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. (ii i) 'Violets'. The name...
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Speaking Shakespeare

Patsy Rodenburg - Acting - 2002 - 355 pages
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Sound Advice: Becoming a Better Children's Choir Conductor

Jean Ashworth Bartle - Music - 2003 - 288 pages
...the King of all the earth; sing ye praises with understanding. Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene I If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it,...strain again! it had a dying fall; O, it came o'er my ears like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets. Stealing and giving odour! King Henry...
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The Turn of the Screw, the Aspern Papers and Two Stories

Henry James - Fiction - 2003 - 312 pages
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The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers

Henry James - Fiction - 2003 - 272 pages
...suggested. 2. (p. 46) 'dying fair. Lingering cadence. 3. (p. 46) spoil. 4. (p. 47) Mrs Siddons. If music be the food of love, play on: Give me excess of it,...and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall; (Twelfth Night I. '-4) It is revealed later that Aspern composed some memorable love-lyrics. Booty,...
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