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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 sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators - Page 139
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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Twelfth night. Winter's tale

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 442 pages
...TWELFTH-NIGHT: OR, WHAT YOU WILL. ACT I. SCENE I. Tkc Dvkfi Palace. Enter Duke, CURIO, and Lords, Duke. IF muskk be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it...die That strain again ;--it had a dying fall : O, it camic o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, . Stealing, and giving...
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Sketches from Nature: Taken, and Coloured, in a Journey to Margate ..., Volume 1

George Keate - 1790 - 388 pages
...from 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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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - 1801 - 424 pages
...Twelfth 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 - 1803 - 494 pages
...SCENE I. An Apartment in tke Duke's Palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords; Musicians attending. Duke. IF musick be the food of love, play on, Give me excess...That strain again; — it had a dying fall: O, it caifle o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1803 - 756 pages
...surfeiting, See.] So in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. " And now excess of it will make me " surfeit." Line 4. That strain again; it had a dying fall; O! it came...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 Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1804 - 408 pages
...in the Duke's palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords ; Musicians attending. If mupick be the food of lovef play on, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The...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 ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805 - 410 pages
...SCENE I. An Apartment in the Duke's Palace. Enter DUKE, CURIO, Lords; Musicians attending. Duke. If musick be the food of love, play on, Give me excess...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...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807 - 578 pages
...Coast of Illyria. ACT I. SCENE I. Tite Duke' t Palace. Enter the Duke, Curia, and Lnrds. Duke. "If musick be the food of love, play on, *• Give me...had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the swett south. That breathes upon a bulk of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough ; no more...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures on ..., Volume 2

1807 - 474 pages
...the passage is in every one's recollection, I shall make no apology for quoting it here. " If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;...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...
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The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the ...

Mrs. Inchbald - 1808 - 440 pages
...[Exeunt, SCENE II. The DUKE'S Palace. Enter the DUKE, CURIO, and LORDS. Soft Music. Duke. If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it;...that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. [Music. That strain again ; it had a dying fall : Oh, it came o'er my ear, like the sweet south, That...
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