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" a lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice: Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths five fathom deep; and then anon Drums in his ear; at which... "
The Dramatic Works - Page 392
by William Shakespeare - 1831
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Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly ..., Volume 2

John Brand - Christian antiquities - 1854
...benefice. Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throals, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths...starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again." I find the following in Poole's English Parnassus, p. 333 : " There...
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The History of Sir Thomas Thumb

Charlotte Mary Yonge - Animals - 1855 - 142 pages
...pig's tail, Tickling the parson's nose as lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice. Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams...anon, Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes." Romeo and Juliet. NOTE XIV. p. 15. " Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough briar, Over park,...
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The history of sir Thomas Thumb. By the author of 'The heir of Redcliffe'.

Charlotte Mary Yonge - Electronic book - 1855
...pig's tail, Tickling the parson's nose as lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice. Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams...anon, Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes." NOTE XIV. p. 15. " Over hill, over dale, Romeo anil Juliet. Thorough bush, thorough briar, Over park,...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - Readers - 1855 - 426 pages
...of another benefice. Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck ; And then dreams he o!' cnttinn; foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish...which he starts and wakes , And, being thus frighted, mutters a prayer or two, And -sleeps again." Ordinary Declamation, 4 17. " I deem it my duty, on this...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...sweetmeats tainted are. Sometimes she gallops o'er a courtier's nose, And then dreams he of smelling cut a suit : And sometimes comes she with a tithe-pig's...starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. This is that very Mab, That plats the manes of horses in the night...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...sweetmeats tainted are. Sometimes she gallops o'er a courtier's nose, And then dreams he of smelling cut a suit : And sometimes comes she with a tithe-pig's...starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. This is that very Mab, That plats the mane" of horses in the night...
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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1856
...of 1597, which has lawyer's lap instead of courtier's nose in the fourth line below. H. And sometime comes she with a tithe-pig's tail, Tickling a parson's...starts and wakes, And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. This is that very Mab, That plats the manes of horses in the night...
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Shakspearian Reader: A Collection of the Most Approved Plays of Shakspeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1857 - 469 pages
...O'er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees ; O'er ladies' lips, who straight on kisses dream ; Sometime she gallops o'er a courtier's nose, And then...starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, •>' And sleeps again. Rom. Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace j Thou talk'st of nothing....
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The book of recitations [ed.] by C.W. Smith

Charles William Smith (professor of elocution.) - 1857
...tithe-pig's tail, Tickling a parson's nose as 'a lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice : Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams...starts, and wakes ; And, being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. JULIET TAKING THE OPIATE. Romeo and Juliet. FAREWELL ! — God knows...
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Class Book of Poetry: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1857 - 384 pages
...Tickling a parson's nose as 'a lies asleep, Then dreams he of another benefice: Sometimes she drivcth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams he of cutting...starts and wakes; And being thus frighted, swears a prayer or two, And sleeps again. ENTRANCE OF BOLINGBROKE INTO LONDON. (From Richard II.) Then, as I...
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