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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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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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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 - 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
...man right fair, The worser spirit a woman colored ill. Sonnets 144, 1. I (1609) 434 For I have sworn e of the Sonnets 147, 1. 13 (1609) 435 Hark, hark, the lark at heaven's gate sings. Cymbeline act 2, sc. 3,...
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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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