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" 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 : So quick bright things come to... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 509
1815
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Nights Dream

William Shakespeare, Augustin Daly, William Winter - 1600 - 76 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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The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Nicholas Rowe - 1709
...to chute Love by another's Eye. Ljf. Or if there were a Sympathy in Choice, War, Death, or Sicknefs, did lay Siege to it ; Making it momentary as a Sound, Swift 35 a Shadow, fhort'as any Dream, Brief as the Lightning in the collitd Night, That in a Spleen unfolds...
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The Works of Shakespear: In Six Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Sir Thomas Hanmer, Alexander Pope, Nicholas Rowe - 1745
...War, death, or ficknels did lay liege to it ; Making it momentary as a found, Swift as a ihadow, fhort as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That (in a fpleen) unfolds both heav'n and earth ; And ere a man hath power to fay. Behold ! The jaws of darknefs...
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The Works of Shakespeare: in Eight Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1767
...War, death, or ficknefs did lay fiege to it; Making it momentary as a found, Swift as a (hadow, Ihort as any dream, '•" • • •'' ' Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That (in afpleen) unfolds both heav'n and eartft1 f- r" v' And ere a man hath power to fay, Behold ! .-''- "...
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Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream

William Shakespeare - 1788
...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 colly'd night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, —...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1797
...death, or ficknefs did lay liege to it j Making it momentany as a found, Swift as a ihadow, fliort as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night,* That, in a fpleen, unfolds both heaven and earthi And ere a man hath power to fay,— Behold ! The jaws of darknefs...
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Dramatic works: to which is prefixed a life of the author, Volume 1

David Garrick - 1798
...it stood upon the choice of friends, Or if there were a sympathy of choice; War, death, or sickness, did lay siege to it : Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as is a dream. Her. If then true lovers have been ever crost, It stands as an edict in destiny; Then let...
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The Dramatic Works of David Garrick: To which is Prefixed a Life ..., Volume 1

David Garrick - English drama - 1798
...it stood upon the choice of rriends, Or if there were a sympathy of choice; War, death, or sickness, did lay siege to it : Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as is a dream. Her. If then true lovers have been ever crost, It stands as an edict in destiny ; • (*'...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare...

William Shakespeare - 1800
...death, or licknefs did lay fiege to itj Making it momentany as a found, Swift as a fliadow, ftiort as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a fp'een, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to fay, — Behold ! The jaws of darkaefs...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...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...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...
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