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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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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 9

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...in London. Child. 9. Declination or diminution of found; caik-nc-e; clofe of mufick. — That fcrain again ; it had a dying fall; O, it came o'er my ear, like the fiveet South That breathe? upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odours. Sbakefp. How fweetly...
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The Bachelor and the Married Man, Or, The Equilibrium of the ..., Volume 1

Mrs. Ross - 1818
...my assistance, or it will never do. My dear Miss Cambell, let us have, if you please, ' That strain again, it had a dying fall ; ' O it came o'er my ear, like the sweet SOU& .* ' That breathes upon a bank of violets, ' Stealing' and giving odour,* You cannot give...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Thomas Bowdler - 1818
...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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour Enough ; . no more ;...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough ; no more...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 11

William Shakespeare - 1821
...The Two Gentlemen of Verona : " And now excess of it will make me surfeit" STEEVENS. 1 That strain again ; — it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, STEALING, and giving odour.] Milton, in his Paradise...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: All's well that ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...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 south,i That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour.* Enough ; no more ;...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1823
...play oik; 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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough; no more;...
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Flora Domestica: Or, The Portable Flower-garden : with Directions for the ...

Elizabeth Kent - Botany - 1823 - 396 pages
...exquisite lines upon this flower, where the duke, listening to plaintive music, desires " That strain again ; it had a dying fall : O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour." We are told, in the...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. Mark it, Cesario ; it...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1824
...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 south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing, and giving odour. — Enough ; DO more...
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