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" Making it momentary 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 jaws of darkness do devour it up :... "
The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson, George ... - Page 286
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed - 1807
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Nicholas Rowe, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...if there were 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...both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...if there were 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...lightning in the collied night', That, in a spleen 10, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, Behold! The jaws of darkness...
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Anselmo; or, The day of trial

Mary Hill (novelist.) - 1813
...there were -a sympathy ki choice, War, death, or sickness, did lay siege to it, Making it momentary, as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream;...both heaven and earth : And ere a man hath power to say Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. SHAKESPEARE....
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 12

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - 1815
...literally to the fair promise of this favoured mind for death did lay siege to it; Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream...in the collied night, That in a spleen unfolds both earth and hearen, And ere a man hath power to say Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - Poetry - 1816
...there were 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...the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heav'n and earth : Her. Then let us teach our trial patience, Because it is a cuitomary cross, '[sighs,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1817
...cross ; As due to love, as thoughts, and dreams, and sighs, Wishes, and tears, poor fancy's followers. That, in a spleen, unfolds" both heaven and earth,...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Lys. A good persuasion ; therefore, hear me, Hermia. 1 have a widow aunt, a dowager Of great revenue,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - History - 1821
...night. That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright...in destiny : Then let us teach our trial patience, Becanse it is a customary cross ; As due to love, as thoughts, and dreams, and sight, wishes, and tears,...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - 1821
...there were 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,...both heaven and earth ; " And ere a man hath power to say, Behold ! " The jaws of darkness do devour it up. " So quick bright things come to confusion V...
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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...there were 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;...devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion. ASSIGNATION. I swear to thee, by Cupid's strongest bow; By his best arrow with the golden head; By...
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The dramatic works of Shakspeare, from the text of Johnson and Stevens [sic ...

William Shakespeare - 1824
...choice, War, death, or sickness, did lay siege to it ; Making it шышчнлпу .1 as a sound, Swilt as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning...night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and eartb, And ere a man hath power to say, Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick...
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