Oberon's Vision in the Midsummer-night's Dream: Illustrated by a Comparison with Lylie's Endymion

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Shakespeare society, 1843 - 108 pages
 

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Page 10 - The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid Will make or man or woman madly dote Upon the next live creature that it sees.
Page 28 - 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.
Page 5 - 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 30 - Sir John Robsart's daughter; after which marriage there were certain gentlemen that did strive who should first take away a goose's head which was hanged alive on two cross posts.
Page 19 - And the dolphyn was conveyed upon a boate, so that the owers seemed to be his fynnes. Within the which dolphyn a consort of musicke was secretely placed, the which sounded ; and Protheus, clearing his voyce, sang this song of congratulation...
Page 13 - Phoebus' flower, And over/shadow Albion with her leaves. Till then Mars shall be master of the field, But then the stormy threats of wars shall cease — The horse shall stamp as careless of the pike, Drums shall be...