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" How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines... "
The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ... - Page 50
by William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
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A History of Western Musical Aesthetics

Edward A. Lippman - Music - 1994 - 551 pages
...scene i, of The Merchant of Venice (ca. i596), in which cosmic harmony also plays a part: Lor, How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold. There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy

John Gross - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 386 pages
...must yield), and, higher still, the idea of universal harmony which Lorenzo expounds to Jessica: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold. There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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The Selected Writings of James Weldon Johnson: The New York Age editorials ...

James Weldon Johnson - Literary Collections - 1995 - 328 pages
...tenderest to the fiercest. Take this picture of moonlight: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bask! Here will we sit and let the sounds of music Creep...with patines of bright gold; There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubims;...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...of faith, Did pretty Jessica, like a little shrow, Slander her love, and he forgave it her. 79 How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold. There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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The Music of the Spheres: Music, Science, and the Natural Order of the Universe

Jamie James - Music - 1995 - 264 pages
...for a multitude of such instances: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon the bank! Here we will sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft...with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins....
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Subjects on the World's Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle ...

David G. Allen, Robert A. White - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 319 pages
...explicit expression, for instance, in Lorenzo's famous speech in act 5 of The Merchant of Venice: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony: Sit Jessica, — look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold, There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...Within the house, your mistress is at hand; And bring your music forth into the air. [Exit STEPHANO. How orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed chérubins,...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...of stories of illicit lovers. More moving, however, are Lorenzo's lines about their own world: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...our ears. Soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. (V, i, 54-57) But the resolution is not so simple. First Portia and Nerissa...
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Shakespeare Among the Moderns

Richard Halpern - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 294 pages
...economic obscure the poetic beauty of speeches such as the one by Lorenzo at the opening of act 5? How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...our ears. Soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. 92. Horkheimer and Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment, p. 174. 93. See also...
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Shakespeare in Opera, Ballet, Orchestral Music, and Song: An Introduction to ...

Arthur Graham - Music - 1997 - 213 pages
...as an occasional piece, the quality is sufficiently high to be worthy of our attention today. "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold:...
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