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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... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ... - Page 202
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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Select specimens of the English poets, ed. by A. De Vere

Aubrey Thomas De Vere - 1858
...all to render The deeds of mercy. i LORENZO AND JESSICA. Merchant of Venice, act v. scene 1. Lor. How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank ! Here will...harmony. Sit, Jessica : look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold ; There 's not the smallest orb, which thou behold'st, But...
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The Plays of Shakespeare with the Poems, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1858
...the house, your mistress is at hand : And bring your music forth into the air. [Exit STEPHANO. How 858 thick inlaid with patinesf of bright gold. There's not the smallest orb which thou behold 'st, But...
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Collected Essays, Papers, Etc, Volume 10

Robert Bridges
...first Shakespeare; this is how the somewhat footy little artist in the Merchant of Venice can talk: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony. Sit, Jessica: look, how the floor of heaven is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold. There 's not the smallest orb which thou beholdest But in...
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A History of Western Musical Aesthetics

Edward A. Lippman - Music - 1994 - 551 pages
...scene i, of The Merchant of Venice (ca. i596), in which cosmic harmony also plays a part: Lor, 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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Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy

John Gross - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 386 pages
...must yield), and, higher still, the idea of universal harmony which Lorenzo expounds to Jessica: 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 Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: The New York Age editorials ...

James Weldon Johnson - Literary Collections - 1995 - 328 pages
...tenderest to the fiercest. Take this picture of moonlight: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bask! Here will we sit and let the sounds of music Creep...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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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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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...of faith, Did pretty Jessica, like a little shrow, Slander her love, and he forgave it her. 79 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
...Within the house, your mistress is at hand; And bring your music forth into the air. [Exit STEPHANO. How orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed chérubins,...
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