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" How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower? O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but... "
The Works of William Shakespeare... - Page 200
by William Shakespeare - 1907
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A Treasury of English Sonnets

David M. Main - Sonnets, English - 1880 - 470 pages
...have that which it fears to lose. LXXIII (65) CINCE brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'er-sways their power, How with...how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful. siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong,...
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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
...whit disdaineth ; TIME AND LOVE. (Sonnet Lxv.) Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea. But sad mortality o'er-sways their power, How with...a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower ? s O, how shall summer's honey-breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When...
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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
...action is no stronger than a flower ? 5 O, how shall summer's honey-breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are...so strong, but Time decays ? O fearful meditation! where, alack, 10 Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid? Or what strong hand can hold his...
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A Treasury of English Sonnets

David M. Main - Sonnets, English - 1880 - 470 pages
...action is no stronger than a flower ? O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are...so strong, but time decays ? O fearful meditation ! where, alack, Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid ? Or what strong hand can hold his...
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Shakespeare's Richard ii., with notes, examination papers, and plan of ...

William Shakespeare - 1880 - 136 pages
...danger), etc. See also note on II. iii. 80. 168. Impregnable, resisting all attack. Cf. Sonnet Ixv. 7 : * When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays.' HnmonrM. According to the strict grammar, humour'd must agree with Death, the nominative to conies,...
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The Sonnets of William Shakspere, ed. by E. Dowden, Volume 223

William Shakespeare - 1881 - 306 pages
...to have that which it fears to lose. LXV. I Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, 1 But sad mortality o'ersways their power, 'How with...how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rosks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong,...
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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 297 pages
...than a flower? 4 О how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackf ul siege of batt'ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? 8 О fearful meditation! Where, alack, Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid? Or what strong...
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The Zero Fallacy and Other Essays in Neoclassical Philosophy

Charles Hartshorne - Philosophy - 1997 - 236 pages
...quatrains from one of Shakespeare's wonderful sonnets: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with...how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout Nor gates of steel so strong,...
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Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Kenneth Koch - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 320 pages
...destructions of time, for example: O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are...stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? (SHAKESPEARE, Sonnet 65) Among the experiences these lines give the reader are "summer," "honey breath,"...
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Gay and Lesbian Literature Since World War II: History and Memory

Sonya L. Jones - Fiction - 1998 - 241 pages
...cautiously titled "Toward Bethlehem," and its epigraph from Shakespeare's Sonnet LXV is about fragility: How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower? Even the ending paragraph quoted above hovers over the material details of disembarkation and customs,...
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