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" 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 : So quick bright things come to confusion. "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ... - Page 89
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1846
...there were a sympathy in choice, War. death, 01- sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,5 [3] As tpntless is innocent, so spotted is wicked. JOHNSON. [4] Give them, bestow upon them....
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - Azerbaijan - 1847
...engag'd to young ! Lys. Or else it stood upon the choice of friends : Her. 0 hell ! to choose love by another's eye ! Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy...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 lightning in the collied...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Authorized Acting Edition

Peter Brook - 1974 - 193 pages
...stood upon the choice of friends — HERMlA 0 hell! — to choose love by another's eyes. LYSANDER Or if there were 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, f* Brief as the lightning in the collied...
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Meaning in Comedy: Studies in Elizabethan Romantic Comedy

John Weld - Performing Arts - 1975 - 255 pages
...Lys. Or else it stood upon the choice of friends— Her. O hell! to choose love by another's eyes! Lys. Or, if there were 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 lightning in the collied...
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Aspects of Shakespeare's 'Problem Plays': Articles Reprinted from ...

Kenneth Muir, Stanley Wells - Drama - 1982 - 153 pages
...else it stood upon the choice of friends, Hermia. O hell ! to choose love by another's eyes. Lysander. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it. searing, shocking, provocative and disturbing refusal to lay down the treasure of her body to the Lord...
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Joseph Allen Bryant - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...difficulties of young love and above all on its brevity and uncertainty, calling it . . . momentany 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!"...
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Lovers, Clowns, and Fairies: An Essay on Comedies

Stuart M. Tave - Humor - 1993 - 272 pages
...no other tried to stop the course, 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 lightning in the collied night, That in a spleen unfolds both heaven and earth, And, ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!',...
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Teaching with Shakespeare: Critics in the Classroom

Bruce McIver, Ruth Stevenson - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 269 pages
...Lys.: Or else it stood upon the choice of friends— Her.: O hell, to choose love by another's eyes! Lys.: Or if there were 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 lightning in the collied...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...it stood upon the choice of friends HERMIA O hell! - to choose love by another's eyes. 140 LYSANDER Or if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, 12; Against in preparation for 'Shakespeare makes the two star1 26 nearly that concerns that closely...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...it stood upon the choice of friends, — HERMIA. 0 hell! to choose love by another's eyes! LYSANDER. momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied...
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