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" For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. "
Supplement to the Edition of Shakespeare's Plays Published in 1778 - Page 699
by William Shakespeare - 1780
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Selfish Gifts: The Politics of Exchange and English Courtly Literature, 1580 ...

Alison V. Scott - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 303 pages
...thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, At random from the truth vainly expressed: For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. (147.9-14) In his misgivings about the false praise he has offered to his mistress, but also to the...
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - Poetry - 2006 - 748 pages
...thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, at random from the truth vainly expressed; for I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow2 Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace...
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Before Intimacy: Asocial Sexuality in Early Modern England

Daniel Juan Gil - 2006 - 187 pages
...nevertheless said to be inflated or exaggerated compliments. Sonnet 147 ends with "For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, / Who art as black as hell, as dark as night." Sonnet 152 rewrites the concluding couplet of sonnet 147 to emphasize that he swears she is fair even...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Drama - 2011 - 704 pages
...thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, At random from the truth vainly expressed. 12 For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. The poet once again (as in ss. 113, 114, 137, and 141) questions his own eyesight. Here, he describes...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
More than twelve thousand famous quotations are featured in a reference volume that includes items not only from literary and historical sources, but also from popular culture ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Poetry

Patrick Cheney - Literary Criticism - 2007
...thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, At random from the truth vainly expressed: For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. The speaker is a patient who refuses to follow the prescriptions of his frustrated physician, reason....
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