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" I but deceived your eyes with antic gesture, When one news straight came huddling on another Of death ! and death ! and death ! still I danced forward ; But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. Be such mere women, who with shrieks and outcries... "
The Dramatic Works of John Ford: With an Introduction, and Notes Critical ... - Page 114
by John Ford - 1831 - 347 pages
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volume 1

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1882
...strnck home and here, and in an instant. Be such mere women, who with shrieks and outeries Can vow n present end to all their sorrows, Yet live to court...which cut the heart-strings: Let me die smiling.' There is the same sad strain in his few songs, though subdued; as: ' Crowns may flourish and decay....
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English Verse, Volume 4

William James Linton, Richard Henry Stoddard - English poetry - 1883
...him, whose wife I am ; Death shall not separate us. O my lords ! I but deceived your eyes with antick gesture, When one news straight came huddling on another,...griefs which cut the heart-strings : Let me die smiling ! Near. 'Tis a truth too ominous. Cal. One kiss on these cold lips ! my last. Crack ! crack ! Argos...
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The Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

Edwin Percy Whipple - English literature - 1886 - 364 pages
...death, and death, and death, still I danced forward; But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. They are the silent griefs which cut the heartstrings ; Let me die smiling." • Of another of Ford's tragedies, which can hardly be named here, Campbell justly remarks : " Better...
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John Ford

John Ford - English drama - 1888 - 471 pages
...ITHOCLES. Thus I new-many him whose wife I am ; Death shall not separate us. O, my lords, I but deceived your eyes with antic gesture, When one news straight...griefs which cut the heart-strings; Let me die smiling. Near. 'Tis a truth too ominous. Cal. One kiss on these cold lips, my last! \Kisses IxriocLES.] —...
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Conversations on Some of the Old Poets

James Russell Lowell - English poetry - 1893 - 294 pages
...ITHOCLES. Thus I new-marry him whose wife I am ; Death shall not separate us. O my Lords, I but deceived your eyes with antic gesture, When one news straight...which cut the heart-strings ; Let me die smiling. " Near. 'T is a truth too ominous. " Col. One kiss on these cold lips, my last ! — [ Kisses ITHOCLES.]...
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Conversations on Some of the Old Poets

James Russell Lowell - English poetry - 1893 - 294 pages
...not separate us. O my Lords, I but deceived your eyes with antic gesture, 236 FOURTH CONVERSATION. When one news straight came huddling on another, Of...griefs which cut the heart-strings; Let me die smiling. " Near. 'T is a truth too ominous. " Col. One kiss on these cold lips, my last!—[Kisses ITHOCLES.]—crack,...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1893
...forward ; But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. Be such mere women, who, with shrieks aud outcries, Can vow a present end to all their sorrows...griefs which cut the heartstrings : Let me die smiling. Near. 'Tis a truth too ominous. Cal. One kiss on these cold lips ; my last. — Crack, crack. Argos...
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The Broken Heart

John Ford - 1894 - 132 pages
...and death ! and death ! still I danced forward ; But it struck home, and here, and in an instant. 70 Be such mere women, who with shrieks and outcries...which cut the heart-strings; \ Let me die smiling. Near. 'Tis a truth too ominous. 75 Cal. One kiss on these cold lips, my last! [Kisses Which wait at...
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A School History of English Literature, Volume 2

Elizabeth Lee - English literature - 1898
...mere women, who with shrieks and outcries Can vow a present end to all their sorrows ; Yet live to vow new pleasures, and outlive them. They are the silent...which cut the heart-strings : Let me die smiling. Charles Lamb greatly admired Ford's works, and declared that he "was of the first order of poets. He...
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A History of English Literature

E. J. Mathew - English literature - 1901 - 534 pages
...bequest ; Thus I new marry him, whose wife I am ; Death shall not separate us. O my lords, I but deceived your eyes with antic gesture, When one news straight...griefs which cut the heart-strings. Let me die smiling. One kiss on those cold lips, my last, . . . Command the voices Which wait at the altar, now to sing...
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