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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... "
SHAKESPEARE IN MUSIC - Page 152
by LOUIS C. ELSON - 1900
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Subjects on the World's Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle ...

David G. Allen, Robert A. White - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 319 pages
...explicit expression, for instance, in Lorenzo's famous speech in act 5 of The Merchant of Venice: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony: Sit Jessica, — look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold, There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe

Jamie James - Music - 1995 - 262 pages
...for a multitude of such instances: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon the bank! Here we will sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft...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 cherubins....
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...My friend Stephano, signify, I pray you, Within the house, your mistress is at hand; And bring your 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 Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 408 pages
...3.2.43-5, PORTIA, while Bassanio chooses a casket that will win or lose him her hand in marriage 5 How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony: Sit Jessica, - look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold, There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations

William Shakespeare, Jane Armstrong - Drama - 1999 - 396 pages
...2.43-5, PORTIA, while Bassanio chooses a casket that will win or lose him her hand in marriage 5 How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony: Sit Jessica, - look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold, There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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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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Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology

Geoffrey Miles - Fiction - 1999 - 456 pages
...sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears. Soft stillness and the night Become0 the touches0 of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens0 of bright gold. 60 There's not the smallest orb which thou bebold'st But...
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Masqued Mysteries Unmasked: Early Modern Music Theater and Its Pythagorean ...

Kristin Rygg - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 267 pages
...the modern world, is not clear in Lorenzo's speech to Jessica in the moonlit garden of Belmont: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...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 cherubins....
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Voice and Speech in the Theatre

James Clifford Turner, Malcolm Morrison - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 152 pages
...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. (A Midsummer Night's Dream, II. i.) How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st OOSP, OHSP, AWSP, AHSP, AYSP, EESP. OOST, OHST, AWST, AHST, AYST, ESST. OOSK,...
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Shakespeare / Hans-Dieter Gelfert

Hans-Dieter Gelfert - Dramatists, English - 2000 - 127 pages
...Tritt, zB in den folgenden Versen aus dem Kaufmann von Venedig, die Lorenzo zu Jessica spricht: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...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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