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" 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 : So quick bright things come to... "
Handy-book of Literary Curiosities - Page 637
by William Shepard Walsh - 1909 - 1104 pages
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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...lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds botli heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! j The jaws of darkness do devour...
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The Complete Art of Poetry, Volume 1

Charles Gildon - Poetics - 1718
...momentary as a Sound, Swift as a Shadow, fhort as any Dream, Brief as the Lightning in the rallied Night, That in a Spleen unfolds both Heaven and Earth; And ere a Man hath Power to fay, Eelfold, The Jaws of Darknefs do devour it up ; So quick bright Things come to Confufion. Ibid....
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The Works of Shakespear: In Six Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Sir Thomas Hanmer, Alexander Pope, Nicholas Rowe - 1745
...War, death, or ficknels did lay liege to it ; Making it momentary as a found, Swift as a ihadow, fhort as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That (in a fpleen) unfolds both heav'n and earth ; And ere a man hath power to fay. Behold ! The jaws of darknefs...
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The Works of Shakespear in Eight Volumes: The Genuine Text (collated with ...

1747
...Athenian law Cannot purfae us. ' If thou lov'ft me then, Steal 8 Brief as the lightening In the {allied Night, That, in a Spleen, unfolds both Heaven and Earth, And ere a man hath power to fay, behold ! The ja-ias of darknefs da devour it up. ] Tho' the word Split* be here employed odly...
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The Works of Shakespear: In Eight Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1747
...Athenian law Cannot purfae us. ' If thou lov'ft me then, Steal 8 Brief as the lightening in the collitd Night, That, in a Spleen, unfolds both Heaven and Earth, And ere a man hath fewer If fay, behold ! Tbejatvt of darkntfi da devour it up. ] Tho' the word Spleen be here employed...
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Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream

William Shakespeare - 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 Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1797
...death, or ficknefs did lay liege to it j Making it momentany as a found, Swift as a ihadow, fliort as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,* That, in a fpleen, unfolds both heaven and earthi And ere a man hath power to fay,— Behold ! The jaws of darknefs...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare...

William Shakespeare - 1800
...death, or licknefs did lay fiege to itj Making it momentany as a found, Swift as a fliadow, ftiort as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a fp'een, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to fay, — Behold ! The jaws of darkaefs...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 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...it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross 'd, It stands as an edict in destiny: Then let us teach...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 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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