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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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The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History ...

Science - 1836
...present and incarnate in the music; no • " 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." ta Whatsoever is harmonically composed, delights in harmony : for even that vulgar and tavern music,...
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The Carthusian

1839
...readers with a feast of melody,— Of music,— " 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;"— a horse-laugh— " The large Achilles, on his press'd bed lolling, From his deep chest laughs out a...
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Music in Lexington Before 1840

Joy Carden - Music - 1980 - 148 pages
...event. "Bring music! stir the brooding air with an etherial breath." "That strain again! O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets stealing and giving odour." Reader, were you at the concert on Friday? — If not, you have certainly lost a fine and rich repast...
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Syracuse University

Steve Krakauer - Education - 2005 - 160 pages
...That strain again, it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. Enough, no more; 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before. (1.1.4-8) He grows sick of music; its action seems vaguely analogous to some loving activity— yet...
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On the Musically Beautiful: A Contribution Towards the Revision of the ...

Eduard Hanslick, Geoffrey Payzant - Philosophy - 1986 - 127 pages
...personification of such musical hearing. He says: If music be the food of love, play on; O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! And later, in Act II, he exclaims: Give me some music . . . Methought it did relieve my passion much...
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Mary and Maria, Matilda

Mary Wollstonecraft - English fiction - 1992 - 217 pages
...Constitution and Course of Nature (1736). "Hamlet, \\.ii. 192. 20 Twelfth Night, I. i. 5-7: 'O, it came o'er my ear, like the sweet south / That breathes...a bank of violets, / Stealing, and giving odour.' 21 The Lisbon earthquake of November 1755 devastated the city. 22 cf. James Boswell, The Journal of...
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La dodicesima notte ovvero quel che volete

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1993 - 204 pages
...That strain again! It had a dying fall. O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. Enough, 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...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...(Orsino's longing for music) 4 fait cadence O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. Enough, no more! 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before. O spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou, 10 That, notwithstanding thy capacity Receiveth as...
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare, J.M. Lothian, T.W. Craik - Literary Collections - 1975 - 188 pages
...favourably in 5. sound] F's reading is defensible Wint., vi 161; (2) sound/south That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. Enough, 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 10 Receiveth as the...
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The Roman Remains: John Izard Middleton's Visual Souvenirs of 1820-1823 ...

John Izard Middleton, Charles R. Mack, Lynn Robertson - Art - 1997 - 203 pages
...to the Colosseum. The moon was in her fullest splendor — the air as soft and balmy as Shakspeare's "Like the sweet south That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour." Two friends of the Prince who followed us, made up the only party at this scene of solitary grandeur;...
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