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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 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 his...should pierce a hundred thousand hearts; But I might sees young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress...
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Shakespeare: The "lost Years"

E. A. J. Honigmann - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 172 pages
...the bridal celebrations. Cupid, we hear, took aim At a fair vestal throned by the west, 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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Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art ...

Roberta J. M. Olson, Jay M. Pasachoff - Art - 1999 - 383 pages
...the earth, Cupid all armed; 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 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 Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age, Volume 7

Frances Amelia Yates - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1999 - 217 pages
...and the earth: 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...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the wat'ry moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy free.4 Shakespeare's...
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Astraea, Volume 5

Frances Amelia Yates - History - 1999 - 233 pages
...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...hearts. But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft 1 See above, pp. 57-8. * As the earlier versions date from 1579 (see above, p. 114, note 2), one would...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...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...bow / As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts. / Bnt I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft / Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon; /And...
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Earth-Moon Relationships: Proceedings of the Conference held in Padova ...

Cesare Barbieri, Francesca Rampazzi - Science - 2001 - 575 pages
...Cupid, all armed. 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 pierce a hundred...hearts; But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quenched in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial vot'ress passed on In maiden meditation,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...Text A certain aim he took At a fair Vestal throned by the West; And loosed a love-shaft madly [sic] from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand...hearts ; But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quenched in the chaste beams of the wafry Moon; And the imperial Votaress passed on, In maiden meditation...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 99 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 his loveshaft smartly from his bow 160 As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts; But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 30

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 232 pages
...the Cupid scenes of Lyly's play. Oberon describes how he saw: 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. (n, i, 157-64)...
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