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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 works of Shakespear [ed. by H. Blair], in which the beauties observed by ... - Page 82
by William Shakespeare - 1771
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1788
...compares an exquifitely fweet ftrain of mufic, to the delicious fcent of this flower : O ! it came to my ear, like the fweet fouth, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. There are feveral kinds of violets ; but the fragrant (both blue and white) is the earlieft, thence...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 68; Volume 1789

Tobias Smollett - Books - 1789
...the meaning, will explain better this imitation from effeft : ' That lini'm again ; it had a dyiog fall : . O, it came o'er my ear like the fweet fouth,...upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour.' Of the imitation of fingle founds, Mr. Twining produces a happy inftance from Milton. — • The Curfen...
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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1790
...mufick be the food of love, play on, A Give me exccfs of it ; that, furfc.ting, The appetite may Ticken, fome woman had the ri Ste.-Uinp, and giving odour — Enough ; no more; "Tis not fo fweet now, as it was before. О fpirit...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1790
...ground. See An Atlemft to afctrtfin the urdtt tf Hbakffttre't fl*y'i Vol. I. MALONI. 4 TWELFTH-NIGHT: OR, O, it came o'er my ear like the fweet fouth, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour1. — Enough; no more ; 'Tis not fo fweet now, as it was before. O fpirit...
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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1790
...South. Wherefore do you follow her like foggy fouth, puffing with wind and rain As You Lilt It. — It came o'er my ear like the fweet fouth, that breathes upon a bank of violets dealing and giving odour - . - Twelfth flight. — Dew-dropping foutb - • Romeo and Julia, Smtiam....
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An Index to the Remarkable Passages and Words Made Use of by Shakspeare ...

Samuel Ayscough - 1791 - 1754 pages
...Siutt. Wherefore do yon follow her like foggy fouth, puffing with wind and rain At Гаи Lile It •— It came o'er my ear like the fweet fouth, that breathes upon a bank of violets (leal ing and giving odour - - Tvxlftb Nigtt — Dew-dropping foot h - * Raneo and Juliet. Sitiltam....
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Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes. To which is ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1791
...South. Wherefore do you follow her like foggy fouth, puffing with wind and rain At rę LUt It. — It came o'er my ear like the fweet fouth, that breathes upon a bank of violets dealing and giving odour - - Twelfth Night. — Dew-dioppiug fouth - - Ranee and Jidict. Southatn....
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A Select Collection of the Beauties of Shakspeare: With Some Account, &c. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1792 - 37 pages
...Sc. i. If mufic be the food of love, play on ; Give meexcefs of it; that, furfeiting, The appetite may ficken, and fo die. That ftrain again ;—it had...upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour ! Twelfth Night, A. i. Sc. I. NEWS-TELLERS. I faw a ftnith ftand with his hammer, thus, The whilft...
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A select collection of the beauties of Shakspeare [by J. Croft], with some ...

William Shakespeare - 1792 - 37 pages
...If If mufic be, the food of love, play on ; Give me excefs of it ; that, furfeiting, The appetite: may ficken, and fo die. . ',, . That ftrain again...fweet fouth, That breathes upon a bank of violets, ' „, , __ Stealing, and giving odour ! . . ; , ..' Twelfth Night, A- I. Sc. i. NEWS - TELLER S. I...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1793
...DUKE. If mufick be the food of love, play on, Give me excefs of it; that, forfeiting, * The appetite may ficken, and fo die. • — That ftrain again; — it had a dying fall: } * Give me excefs of it; that, furfeiting, &c.] So, in The Tivt Gentlemen of Verona : " And now exee/tof...
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