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" Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth. And ere a man hath power to say, — Behold ! The jaws of darkness do devour it up : So quick bright things come to confusion. "
Sonnets, and Other Poems, - Page 179
by William Lisle Bowles - 1800 - 180 pages
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Nights Dream

William Shakespeare, Augustin Daly, William Winter - 1600 - 76 pages
...could ever read, Could ever hear by talc or history, The course of true love never did run smooth : Or if there were a sympathy in. choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentary as a sound, j . Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, • Brief as the lightning...
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Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream

William Shakespeare - 1788
...Or else it stood upon the choicl? of friends : Her. O hell ! to chuse love by another's eye ! Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in...
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Dramatic works: to which is prefixed a life of the author, Volume 1

David Garrick - 1798
...true love never did run smooth, But either it was different in blood, Strangely misgrafted in respect of years, Or else it stood upon the choice of friends, Or if there were a sympathy of choice; War, death, or sickness, did lay siege to it : Making it momentary as a sound, Swift as...
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Sonnets, and other poems, Volume 1

1800 - 180 pages
...true love never did run smooth, But either it was different in blood; Or else misgraffed in respect of years; Or else it stood upon the choice of friends;...sickness, did lay siege to it." Midsummer Night's Dream. IB. L. 18. But Hope her animating -voice apply1 d. " Dejefted Pity at his side Her soul-subduing voice...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...Or else it stood upon the choice of friends : Her. O hell ! to choose love by another's eye ! Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentany6 as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1803
...Lys. Or else it stood upon the choice of friends: Her. O hell ! to choose love by another's eye ! Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the...
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Sonnets, and other poems. To which is added Hope

William Lisle Bowles - 1805
...true love never did run smooth. But either it was different in blood ; Or else misgraffed in respect of years ; Or else it stood upon the choice of friends...sickness, did lay siege to it." Midsummer Night's Dream. IB. L. 18. But Hope her animating voice afply'd. " Dejected Pity at his side Her soul-subduing voice...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Or else it stood upon the choice of friends : Her. O hell ! to choose love by another's eye ! Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it ; Making it momentany as a sound,7 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...Lys. Or else it stood upon the choice of friends: Her. O hell ! to choose love by another's eye ! Lys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, "War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sound,1 Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...l.ys. Or else it stood nnon the choio? of friends: Htrr. O helL! to choose love by another's eye! l.ys. Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it; Making it momentany as a sonnd. Swift as a shadow, short as any dream ; Brief as the lightning in the...
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