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" That very time I saw (but thou couldst not), Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand... "
Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream - Page 25
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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Waverley Novels ...: Kenilworth

Walter Scott - 1853
...earth, Cupid, all arm'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the west ; And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should...a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid 's flery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon ; And the imperial voi'ress passed...
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The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information: Concerning Remarkable Men ...

William Hone - Almanacs, English - 1841 - 1645 pages
...aim he took, At a fair vestal, throned by the west, And loosed his lovcshaft smartly from his bow, Al it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quenched in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votress passed on, In maiden meditation,...
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Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early ...

Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, Nancy Vickers, Catherine R. Stimpson - History - 1986 - 426 pages
...has once beheld, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd; a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the West, And loos'd...imperial votress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before...
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...thou couldst not), Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by [the] west, And loos'd...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the wat'ry moon. And the imperial vot'ress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd I where...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...and the earth Cupid all armed. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his loveshaft smartly from his bow As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts; 160 But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quenched in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And...
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Perspectives on Renaissance Drama

Mary Beth Rose - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 190 pages
...episode is especially worth noting. 18. A Midsummer Night's Dream 2.1.157-64: A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by [the] west, And loos'd...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the wat'ry moon, And the imperial vot'ress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. 19. In "Dramatic...
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The Theatrical City: Culture, Theatre and Politics in London, 1576-1649

David L. Smith, Richard Strier, David Bevington - History - 2003 - 308 pages
...Elizabeth I and A Midsummer Night's Dream', Notes and Queries, 232, ns, 34. 1 (1987), 205-7. And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow As it should pierce...hearts. But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quenched in the chaste beams of the watery moon; And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation,...
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The Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the ...

Louis Montrose - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 227 pages
...precipitated his revolt. Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd; a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the West, And loos'd...imperial votress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before...
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Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects

Callaghan Dympna - History - 1996 - 301 pages
...not)," Oberon says: Flying between the cold moon and the earth Cupid all arm'd. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pieree a hundred thousand hearts. (11.i.155-60) The shaft misses, "quench'd" in the chaste beams of...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...bow, As it should pierce a hundred-thousand hearts: But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quencht quicken'd, fancy-free, Yet markt I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower. Before...
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