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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 of... "
Poetry and poets: a collection of the choicest anecdotes relative to the ... - Page 132
by Richard Ryan - 1826
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...for it, Though I alone do feel the injury. Lorenzo and Jessica speak. How sweet the moonlight sleeps4 upon this bank ! Here will we sit, and let the sounds...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 patines5...
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A family medicine directory

Charles Dinneford - Family medicine - 1845 - 120 pages
...stillness of evening is highly favourable to the employment of music as a Narcotic agent: — — " Let the sounds of music Creep in our ears ; soft stillness, and the night, Become the touches of sweet harmony." And when sleep is thus induced there is much less likelihood of its being...
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The Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine: Comprising Treatises on the ..., Volume 3

Sir John Forbes, Alexander Tweedie, John Conolly - Medicine - 1845
...placed. The stillness of evening a highly favourable to the employment of music as a soporific agent ; " let the sounds of music Creep in our ears ; soft stillness, and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony." And when sleep is induced, there is much less •The best work to be consulted...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...to judgement! yea, a Daniel! 10404 The Merchant of Venice How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this Though leaves are many, the root is one; 10405 The Merchant ofVenice I am never merry when I hear sweet music. 10406 The Merchant ofVenice The...
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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...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 patens of...
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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...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 patens of...
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Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology

Geoffrey Miles - Literary Collections - 1999 - 456 pages
...monster, often ideraified with the whale. LORENZO: . . . How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this hank! 55 Here will we 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...
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The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader

Keith Whitlock - History - 2000 - 374 pages
...our ears,' go with the perception of a gracious universe such as Portia's mercy speech invoked: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...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 patens of...
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The Spirit of Utopia

Philosophy - 2000 - 298 pages
...idea of a spirit world, so uncanny in itself. So Shakespeare has a character in the South say: "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! / Here...our ears: soft stillness and the night / Become the touches of sweet harmony."34 Yet it remains black magic, music does, and still profoundly near to the...
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Scenes from Shakespeare

Harry Levin, Gwynne Blakemore Evans - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 157 pages
...heralded the coming of Bassanio. There is a brief interlude of anticipation, filled by Lorenzo: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...our ears. Soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. (54-57) What stays visible, upward not earthward, is seen in configurations...
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