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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 Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Page 147
by William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pages
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Collected Essays, Papers, Etc, Volume 10

Robert Bridges - 282 pages
...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...touches of sweet 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...
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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...touches of sweet 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...
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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...touches of sweet 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...
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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...touches of sweet 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...
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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...touches of sweet 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...
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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 floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou...
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Shakespeare: Hans-Dieter Gelfert

Hans-Dieter Gelfert - Dramatists, English - 2000 - 127 pages
...Tritt, zB in den folgenden Versen aus dem Kaufmann von Venedig, die Lorenzo zu Jessica spricht: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...touches of sweet 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...
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The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader

Keith Whitlock - History - 2000 - 374 pages
...our ears,' go with the perception of a gracious universe such as Portia's mercy speech invoked: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...touches of sweet 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...
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Masqued Mysteries Unmasked: Early Modern Music Theater and Its Pythagorean ...

Kristin Rygg - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 267 pages
...the modern world, is not clear in Lorenzo's speech to Jessica in the moonlit garden of Belmont: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...touches of sweet 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...
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Rivington Street: a novel

Andrea Olmstead, Meredith Tax - Fiction - 2001 - 431 pages
...begun to work on his canvas again. She resumed her pose by the window, almost whispering the lines: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...touches of sweet 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...
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