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" She is the fairies' midwife ; and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep : Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners... "
The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ... - Page 285
by William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
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Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1847
...yours ? Mer. That dreamers often lie. Rom. In bed asleep, while they do dream things true. Мег. О ! Over men's noses as they lie asleep : Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners' legs; The cover, of...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...them. [Queen ˇfab.] 0 then, I see queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife, and »he y. Rise, and put on your foliage, and be seen To come...jewels for your gown or hair ; Fear not, the leave spinners' legs ; The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers ; The traces, of the smallest spider's web...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1866
...to Parliament by command of Her Majesty, 1866." PHILIP S. KING. "ROMEO AND JULIET." " Mercutio. О then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the...atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep : Her waggon-spokes," &c.—Act I. Sc. 4. Like an agate-stone in a ring ! Surely a strange shape and simile...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...[Queen Д/а&.] 0 then, I see queen Mab hath been with you. She is the faines' midwife, and she cornea th pompous pride, Wearing a diadem embattled wide...That was to weet the famous Troynovant, In which her spinners* legs ; The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers ; The traces, of the smallest spider's web...
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Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly ..., Volume 2

Brand - Christian antiquities - 1849
...it into the mouth of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet: " She is the fairies' midwife; and she comes I n shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger...atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep: Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners' leg; ; The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers ; The traces, of...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Including a Variety ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith, Sir James Prior - 1850
...sensible image, and serves to chill the fancy, rather than warm the admiration of a judging reader. " O, then I see queen Mab hath been with you. She is...of the smallest spider's web ; The collars, of the mooushine's wafry beamt," &c. Even in describing fantastic beings there is a propriety to be observed...
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Apophthegms from the plays of Shakespeare, by C. Lyndon

William Shakespeare - 1850
...another's anguish!—BEN. I:, 2. One desperate grief cures with another's languish.— BEN. I., 2. O, then, I see, queen Mab hath been with you. She...of little atomies athwart men's noses as they lie asleep.—MER. I., 4. O, that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!—ROM....
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The Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various ...

Thomas Keightley - Fairy tales - 1850 - 560 pages
...credit and renown in Faery. " I dreamed a dream to-night," says Romeo. " 0 then," says Mercutio : — 0 then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the...an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies, Over men's noses as they lie asleep : Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners' legs ; The cover, of...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...that same prayer doth teach us all To render the deeds of mercy. X DESCRIPTION OF QUEEN MAI'.. OH, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the...agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn by a team of little atomies, Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep : Her waggon-spokes made of long...
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The New American Speaker: A Collection of Oratorical and Dramatical Pieces ...

John Celivergos Zachos - Elocution - 1851 - 552 pages
...dog ? " he cries. " Vfade ! " quoth the fellow, with a smile — " to sell." WOLCOTT QUEEN MAB. OH, then, I see, queen Mab hath been with you. She is...as they lie asleep : Her wagon-spokes made of long spinners' legs ; The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers ; The traces, of the smallest spider's web...
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