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" By the sweet power of music: therefore the poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones and floods; Since nought so stockish, hard and full of rage, But music for the time doth change his nature. "
The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page 419
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...perceive them make a mutual stand, Their savage eyes turn'd to a modest gaze By the sweet power of music: therefore the poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees,...Since nought so stockish, hard, and full of rage, But music for the time doth change his nature. The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov'd...
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 224 pages
...particular element, so persistently neglected today, is of an importance that can scarcely be overestimated. Therefore the poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees,...Since nought so stockish, hard, and full of rage, But music for the time doth change his nature. (The Merchant of Venice, V, 1, 79-82) These last words anticipate...
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