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" Sweet Swan of Avon ! what a sight it were To see thee in our waters yet appear, And make those flights upon the banks of Thames, That so did take Eliza, and our James... "
The Life of William Shakespeare: Including Many Particulars Respecting the ... - Page 152
by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1848 - 336 pages
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 183

Edward Cave, John Nichols - Literature - 1848
...the favour of Queen Elizabeth and James admits of no dispute. Jonson's evidence is quite sufficient. Sweet swan of Avon ! what a sight it were To see thee on our waters yet appear, And make those flights upon the banks of Thames That so did take Eliza and...
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The dramatick writings of Will. Shakspere: with the notes of all ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, John Bell - Drama - 1788
...true-filed lines; In each of which he seems to shake a lance, As brandish'd at the eyes of ignorance. Sweet swan of Avon, what a sight it were, To see thee...of Thames, That so did take Eliza, and our James! But stay; I see thee in the hemisphere Advanc'd, and made a constellation there : Shine forth,...
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Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ...

William Shakespeare - 1804
...true- filed lines ; In each of which he seems to shake a lance, As brandish'd at the eyes of ignorance, Sweet swan of Avon! what a sight it were, To see thee...banks of Thames, That so did take Eliza and our James! But stay I see thee in the hemisphere Advanc'd, and make a constellation there: * Ben, not satisfied...
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An examination of the charges maintained by messrs. Malone, Chalmers and ...

Octavius Graham Gilchrist - 1808
...true-filed lines; In each of which he seems to shake a lance As brandish'd at the eyes of ignorance. Sweet swan of Avon, what a sight it were, TO see thee...yet appear; And make those flights upon the banks of Thame% That so did take Eliza, and our James! But stay; I see thee in the hemisphere Advanc'd, and...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1809
...some degrees." In each of which he seems to shake a lance, As brandish'd at the eyes of ignorance. Sweet swan of Avon, what a sight it were, To see thee...of Thames, That so did take Eliza, and our James! But stay; I see thee in the hemisphere Advanc'd, and made a constellation there : Shine forth,...
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Anecdotes of the manners and customs of London from the Roman invasion to ...

James Peller Malcolm - Costume - 1811
...live, to act a second Part. Thats but an Exit of Mortality ; This a Re-entrance to a Plaudite." IM (e Sweet Swan of Avon ! what a sight it were To see thee in our water yet appeare, And make those flights upon the bankes of Thames, That so did take Eliza, and our...
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...true-filed lines ; In each of which he seems to shake a lance Asbrandish'd at the eyes of ignorance. Sweet Swan of Avon, what a sight it were, \ To see...flights upon the banks of Thames, That so did take Euza, and our James! But stay ; I see thee in the hemisphere Advanc'd, and made a constellation there...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama (Comedy) - 1872 - 196 pages
...first conquest of the Queen. That he did captivate her, is told us in Ben Jonson's poem just quoted : " Sweet swan of Avon, what a sight it were To see thee...banks of Thames That so did take Eliza and our James ! " King John, King Richard the Second, King Richard the Third, A Midsummer-Nights Dream, and the original...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 8

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...bestowed upon him by " old Ben, who persecuted his memory with clumsy sarcasm, and restless malignity.'' Sweet Swan of Avon ! what a sight it were To see thee in our water yet appear, And make those flights upon the banks of Thames, That so did take Eliza, and our...
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Shakespeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1817
...contemporary notoriety ; for Jonson, in his celebrated eulogy, thus apostrophises his departed friend : " Sweet swan of Avon, what a sight it were, To see thee...of Thames, That so did take Eliza, and our James." That Eh'zabeth gave him many gracious marks of her favour," has been mentioned by Rowe as a matter...
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