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Oberon's Vision in the Midsummer-night's Dream, Illustrated by a Comparison ...
Nicholas John Halpin
Visualização completa - 1843
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Página 15 - Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell : It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with -love's wound, And maidens call it Love-in-idleness.
Página 20 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath. That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music.
Página 15 - Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free.
Página 105 - Such a wicked imagination was determined and attempted by a most unkind gentleman, the most adorned creature that ever your Majesty made.' " Her Majesty. ' He that will forget God will also forget his benefactors ; this tragedy was played forty times in open streets and houses.
Página 20 - There were fireworks shewed upon the water, the which were both strange and well-executed ; as sometimes passing under water a long space ; when all men thought they had been quenched, they would rise and mount out of the water againe, and burn very furiously untill they Were entirely consumed.
Página 22 - Warwick, gent,, whose parent and great-grandfather, late antecessor, for his faithful and approved service to the late most prudent prince, King Henry VII., of famous memory, was advanced and rewarded with lands and tenements, given to him in those parts of Warwickshire, where they have continued by some descents in good reputation and credit...
Página 106 - The tragedy of Gowry, with all action and actors, hath been twice represented by the King's players, with exceeding concourse of all sorts of people; but whether the matter or manner be not well handled, or that it be thought unfit that princes should be played on the stage in their lifetime, I hear that some great counsellors are much displeased with it, and so, it is thought, it shall be forbidden.
Página 9 - A primrose by a river's brim A yellow primrose was to him, And it was nothing more.
Página 101 - See the Knave commands the Queen ; for which he was corrected by a frown from the Queen ; yet he had the confidence to add that he was of too much and too intolerable a power ; and going on with the same liberty, he reflected on the over-great power and riches of the Earl of Leicester, which was so universally applauded by all that were present that she thought fit for the present to bear these reflections with a seeming unconcernedness.