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" If music be the food of love, play on ; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again ! it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing... "
Twelfth night. Winter's tale - Page 5
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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Sketches from nature: taken, and coloured, in a journey to Margate ...

George Keate - 1790
...association.* Shakspeare says of soft melody : " That strain again ; — it had a dying fall : 0, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour." And Milton, in one of his early poems, says : — * Alison " On Taste," pp. 152, 174. " And ever against...
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Paradise lost: With notes, selected from Newton and others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...fine passage is undoubtedly taken from asfine a one in Shakspeare's Twelfth Night, at the beginning: - like the sweet south That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. But much improved (as Dr. Greenwood remarks) by the addition of that beautiful metaphor, included in...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - Rhetoric - 1801 - 392 pages
...Night, relieving his melancholy with music, says : That strain again! it had a dying fall! Oh, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. While the contemptuous reproach and impatience of Lady Macbeth uses the exclamation in a harsh and...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again; — it had a dying fall: O, it caifle o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon...no more ; 'Tis not so sweet now, as it was before. O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou ! That notwithstanding thy capacity Receiveth as the...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1803
...now excess of it will make me " surfeit." Line 4. That strain again; it had a dying fall; O! it came o'er my ear, like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour ] Amongst the beauties of this charming similitude, its exact propriety is not the least. For, as a...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1804
...surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. — That strain again; — it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon...of violets, Stealing and giving odour. — Enough ; 110 more; •Tis not so swctt now, as it was before. O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art tlioti...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...The appetite may sicken, and so die. • That strain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon...no more ; 'Tis not so sweet now, as it was before. O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou ! That, notwithstanding thy capacity Receiveth as the...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1805
...to the popular ballads of particular countries, such as Switzerland and Scotland. They come o'er the ear, like the sweet south That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour They show in the greatest degree the power of the association of ideas. They can awaken the lively...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1805
...south. The thought might have heen horrowed from Sidney's Arcadic That hreathes upon a hank of violets,4 Stealing, and giving odour.— Enough ; no more ; 'Tis not so sweet now, as it was hefore. O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou ! That, notwithstanding thy capacity Receiveth...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 2

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...popular ballads of particular countries, such as Switzerland and Scotland. They come o'er the car, like the sweet south That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour They show in the greatest degree the power of the association of ideas. They can awaken the lively...
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