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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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The Mutual Flame: On Shakespeare's Sonnets and The Phoenix and the Turtle

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 233 pages
...thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, At random from the truth vainly express'dj For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. (147) There is nothing like this said with reference to the Fair Youth. Where such torment is there...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 256 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. With this transition the charge established by 144 and 146 is reversed and the 'solutions' of 146 made...
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The Shattering of the Self: Violence, Subjectivity, and Early Modern Texts

Cynthia Marshall - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 232 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,29 Intensely diagnostic in its energies, the poem is ultimately less concerned with physical,...
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The Beard of Avon

Amy Freed - English drama (Comedy) - 2004 - 101 pages
...Group. ELIZABETH, DERBY, BURLEIGH, BACON, LADY LETTICE and OXFORD.) DERBY. " — For I have sworn thec fair, and thought thee bright Who art as black as hell as dark as night!" (Pause.) LETTICE. Marvelous! BACON. (Moved and somewhat surprised) These sonnets, both the sugared...
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Sonetos

William Shakespeare - Education - 2004 - 336 pages
...and my discourse as madmen's are, At randomfrom the truth vainly express'd; For I have sworn theefair and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. 312 MI amor es como fiebre que apetece aquello que alimenta su dolencia; se nutre de lo que alarga...
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Derek Jarman and Lyric Film: The Mirror and the Sea

Steven Dillon - Performing Arts - 2004 - 271 pages
...Again we find ourselves in light, and a man blinks his eyes into that light as sonnet 148 is read. "O me! What eyes hath love put in my head, / Which have no correspondence with true sight!" We seem Then, for the first and only time in the film, we hear another...
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Look Again in Baltimore

John R. Dorsey, James DuSel - Architecture - 2005 - 188 pages
...white always associated with God and good, black and dark with evil and the devil? "For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, / Who art as black as hell, as dark as night" (Sonnet 147). Black magic, black devil, black dog, black thoughts — what racial overtones exist in...
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Performing Blackness on English Stages, 1500-1800

Virginia Mason Vaughan - Drama - 2005 - 190 pages
...(Macbeth, 5.3.n). And in sonnet 147 the speaker compares the dark lady to Lucifer: "For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, / Who art as black as hell, as dark as night." Moral corruption, murder, rebellion and treason, sexual perversion — all manner of human vices were...
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The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon

David Webster - History - 2005 - 267 pages
...thoughts and discourse as mad men's are. At random from the truth vainly express 'd; For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright. Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.50 In the light of discussions about Plato and the role of reason in relation to desire, I am...
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Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets

J. B. Leishman - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 254 pages
...recognised and often hated illusion is clearly and explicitly present (for example, at the beginning of 148, O me, what eyes hath love put in my head, Which have no correspondence with true sight !), but perhaps there is some element of recognised though loved illusion,...
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