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" How many thousand of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep ! O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness ? Why rather, sleep, liest thou... "
Horace: with notes by C. Girdlestone and W.A. Osborne - Page 81
by Quintus Horatius Flaccus - 1848 - 12 pages
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Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

Walter De la Mare - American poetry - 1923 - 696 pages
...ancient little carol has been slightly changed. 29. "SLEEP STAYS NOT, THOUGH A MONARCH BIDS" (line 11). Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under the...
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Shakespeare's Soliloquies

Wolfgang Clemen - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 211 pages
...frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, 10 And husht with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfmn'd chambers of the great, Under...
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Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance ...

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Greenblatt, PH D - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 205 pages
...of histrionic rhetoric but as a private meditation, the innermost thoughts of a troubled, weary man: Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon...with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sound of sweetest...
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Shakespeare's Metrical Art

George T. Wright - Poetry - 1988 - 363 pages
...successive lines with very different rhythmical contours that nevertheless remained metrically iambic: Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon...And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber (2 Henry 1V. 3.1.9-I1) The second and third lines follow a mainly trochaic inner rhythm, in contrast...
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Chimes at Midnight

Orson Welles - Performing Arts - 1988 - 340 pages
...frighted thee, / That thou no more wilt weigh mine eyelids down / And steep my senses in forgetful ness? / Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, / Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee / And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, / Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, / Under...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? .h . Y . hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfumed chambers of the great. Under the...
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Political Shakespeare: Essays in Cultural Materialism

Jonathan Dollimore, Alan Sinfield - Authority in literature - 1994 - 295 pages
...uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sound of sweetest melody? (1II.i.9—14) Who knows? perhaps it is even true; perhaps in a society in...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 865 pages
...I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, 10 And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfumed chambers of the great,...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under the...
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King Richard II

Margaret Shewring - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 206 pages
...my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smokey cribs Than in the perfumed chambers of the great Under the canopies of costly state, And lulled with sound of sweetest melody. There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the nature of...
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