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" Making it momentary as a sound, 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 :... "
Midsummer-night's dream. Romeo and Juliet - Page 48
by William Shakespeare - 1884
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1600 - 98 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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Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 460 pages
...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...And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The The jaws of darkness do devour it up : 150 So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803 - 556 pages
...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 - 424 pages
...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...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 ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805 - 410 pages
...sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sound, 7 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the...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 confusion. Her....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805 - 518 pages
...momentany as a sound,7 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,8 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to contusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in destiny : Then...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805 - 384 pages
...collied night,"] Collied, ie black, smutted with coal, a word still used in the midland counties. Y2 That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,...say, — Behold! The jaws of darkness do devour it up:3 So quick bright things come to confusion. Her. If then true lovers have been ever cross'd, It...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805 - 392 pages
...Jonson's Poetaster: " Thou hast not collied thy face enough." Steevens. 3 That, in a spleen, unfolds bath heaven and earth, And, ere a man hath power to say, — Behold? The jaws of darkness do devour it up :] Though the word spleen be here employed oddly enough, yet I believe it right. Shakspeare, always...
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The castle of Santa Fe, by [the] author of Jealousy; or, The ..., Volume 1

Cleeve - 1805 - 276 pages
...short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the colly'd night, That in a spleen unfolds both hcaren and earth, And ere a man hath power to say— Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up. SHAKESPEARE, JLfORD Raby now thought it necessary to declare his sentiments to his. son respecting...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805 - 924 pages
...suddrn motion ; a fit. Brief as the lightning in the eollied night, That in a spleen unfolds both hcav'n and earth ; And, ere a man hath power to say, behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up. Staksp, 5. Melancholy ; hypochondriacal vapours. Thespteen with sullen vapours clouds the brain, And...
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