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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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Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

Jonathan Dollimore - Philosophy - 2001 - 384 pages
...than a flower? O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt'ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong but Time decays? (Sonnet 65) The most obvious reason why the youth is urged to reproduce is in order to perpetuate himself....
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The Saints of Modern Art: The Ascetic Ideal in Contemporary Painting ...

Charles A. Riley - Art - 1998 - 353 pages
...conversation about Mapplethorpe's work in the United States, they remind us of a couplet from Shakespeare: "How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, / Whose action is no stronger than a flower?" Those razor-sharp petals cut through a tough knot in the theory-laden art of our time. Purity in late-twentieth-century...
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 232 pages
...more fragile, the more definitively they die: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with...a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower? (65) Shakespeare's answers to this question anticipate the new science of the late twentieth century,...
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Time of Our Lives: The Science of Human Aging

Tom Kirkwood - Science - 2001 - 288 pages
...and orchestras O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt'ring days When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? William Shakespeare, 'Sonnet No. 65'. One of the quirks of human mortality is that we live our lives...
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From World to World: An Armamentarium for the Study of Poetic Discourse in ...

Cees Koster - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 261 pages
...Schwarz, draus leuchtest du. 65 Shakespeare: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with...a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower? Oh how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of battering days, When rocks...
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The Sonnets

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 164 pages
...boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, 3 How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, 4 Whose action is no stronger than a flower? O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out 6 Against the wrackful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, s Nor gates...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 8

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 1955 - 192 pages
...becomes a symbol, almost a synonym, for mortality : Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'er-sways their power, How with...stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? The poet protests that he will remain constant despite Time with his scythe, and proclaims that : Love's...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...good poem to illustrate that? Sonnet 65 will do: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with...honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt'ririg days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays?...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...usual thought. So is the word 'rage'. Or again, 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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Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students

Leslie O'Dell - Performing Arts - 2002 - 269 pages
...the words must win. Let's try another example. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea. But sad mortality o'er-sways their power, How with...Whose action is no stronger than a flower? O how shall summers honey breath hold mil, Against the wreckful siege of battering days. When rocks impregnable...
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