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" ... the madman : the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt : The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven ; And, as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's... "
The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Page 105
by William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pages
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The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...bodies forth 'i'lie forms of things unknown, (he poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy gift hath made me happy. I now beseech you, for your...whate'er it be. Val. These bauish'd men, that I have Hnw easy is a bush suppus'da bear? Hip. But all the story of the night, told over, And all their minds...
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Tragedy and After: Euripides, Shakespeare, Goethe

Ekbert Faas - Drama - 1986 - 223 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to air)1 nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! ( Vi)10 True enough, Elizabethan aestheticians were fond of invoking familiar commonplaces...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes and gives to airy ting a glitter, supposed a bear! (V, i) 128 Now the hungry lion roars, And the wolf behowls the moon; Whilst the heavy...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 83 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! One obvious function of this speech is to vent scepticism — not just the character's,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

1997 - 64 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear! Here come the lovers, full of joy and mirth. (Enter Lysander, Demetrius, Hermia, and...
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The Story of All Things: Writing the Self in English Renaissance Narrative ...

Marshall Grossman - History - 1998 - 347 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to aery nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'da bear. (5.1.1-22) Theseus's categorical view is strikingly paradigmatic: fancy apprehends, reason comprehends....
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...darker tragedy. At the end of the play, Theseus disparages imagination's power to metamorphose reality: Such tricks hath strong imagination, That if it would...imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'da bear! (5.ll 8-22) Theseus engages in his own magisterial act of meiosis, denying the reciprocity involved...
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The Complete Guide to Shakespeare's Best Play

Aileen M. Carroll - Drama - 2000 - 144 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos 'da bear! (continued) Lesson 35: Shakespeare's Message in A Midsummer Nights Dream 5. In the...
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Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays

Sandor Goodhart - Literary Collections - 2000 - 280 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to aery nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...the night, imagining some fear. How easy is a bush supposed a bear! (5. 1 .2-8; 14-22) So speaks the voice of "cool reason," for Theseus is hardly endorsing...
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Ovid's Changing Worlds: English Metamorphoses, 1567-1632

Raphael Lyne - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 303 pages
...imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to aery nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks...imagining some fear, How easy is a bush suppos'da bear!5 Reading this text based on the Folio version is a curiously unbalanced experience. There are...
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