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A Supplement to Dodsley's Old Plays: Coventry mysteries. Marriage of wit and ... - Page 71
by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1853
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Nights Dream

William Shakespeare, Augustin Daly, William Winter - 1600 - 76 pages
...sympathy in. choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentary as a sound, j . Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, • £ Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds botli heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! j...
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Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the colly'd night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, —...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - Drama - 1803
...sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentany6 as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied7 night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1805
...sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sound, 7 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night/ That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say,—Behold! The jaws...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...sympathy in choice, "War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sound,1 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,' But I rather think, that to beteem, in this place, signifies (as in the northern counties) to pour...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1805
...sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentany as a sound,7 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,8 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say,— -Behold...
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The plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the corrections and ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1805
...a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sound,1 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,3 But I rather think, that to beteem, in this place, signifies (as hi the northern counties)...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ...

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Gerhard Fleischer - Drama - 1805
...a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sonnd. Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the rollied night, Thai, in .i spleen, nnfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say,...
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The castle of Santa Fe, by [the] author of Jealousy; or, The ..., Volume 1

Cleeve - 1805
...a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,, Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the colly'd night, That in a spleen unfolds both hcaren and earth, And ere a man hath power to say— Behold...
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