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" How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank ! Here will we sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears : soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines... "
Select Academic Speaker: Containing a Large Number of New and Appropriate ... - Page 506
by Henry Coppée - 1867 - 546 pages
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Dionysos Rising: The Birth of Cultural Revolution Out of the Spirit of Music

E. Michael Jones - Music - 1994 - 204 pages
...order of the universe are all-pervasive and available to all who do not close themselves off to it: Sit, Jessica, Look how the floor of heaven Is thick...with patines of bright gold. There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed chérubins....
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The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe

Jamie James - Music - 1995 - 262 pages
...bank! Here we will sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica:...cherubins. Such harmony is in immortal souls; But, whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. In the Elizabethan...
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The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: The New York Age editorials ...

James Weldon Johnson, Sondra K. Wilson - Political Science - 1995 - 328 pages
...bask! Here will we sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears; soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica....with patines of bright gold; There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubims;...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed chérubins,...
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Presocratic Reflexivity: The Construction of Philosophical ..., Volume 3

Barry Sandywell - Social Science - 1996 - 519 pages
...Greeks called the world kosmos, beauty. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Nature' (1836) in Emerson, 1981: 9) Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick...with patines of bright gold; There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-ey'd cherubims:...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - Fiction - 1999 - 380 pages
...bank! Here we will sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica....cherubins. Such harmony is in immortal souls; But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. — A Midsummer Night's...
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Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, Volume 2

Frances Amelia Yates - History - 1999 - 466 pages
...Christian thought, and is, for example, exquisitely expressed in terms of music by Shakespeare's Loren2o: Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick...patines of bright gold : There's not the smallest orb which thou beholdst But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubim....
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The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the ...

Anthony Gottlieb - Philosophy - 2000 - 468 pages
...other places. Aristotle describes it well, but Lorenzo, in The Merchant of Venice, puts it even better: Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick...cherubins: Such harmony is in immortal souls; But, whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. In fact, Lorenzo puts...
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The Spirit of Utopia

Ernst Bloch Translated by Anthony A. Nassar - Philosophy
...character of the planets" in his seven keyboard suites. And regrettably, Shakespeare continues, to Jessica: "Look how the floor of heaven / Is thick...sings, / Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins." Here the true, the inner night has been forsaken; a false, purely astronomical theory of music dominates,...
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Shakespeare / Hans-Dieter Gelfert

Hans-Dieter Gelfert - Dramatists, English - 2000 - 127 pages
...bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica:...with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still choiring to the young-eyed cherubins....
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