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" Dis's waggon ! daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty ; violets dim, But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath ; pale primroses, That die unmarried, ere they can behold Bright Phoebus... "
Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth - Page 176
by William Hazlitt - 1859 - 229 pages
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis's wagon; daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,...malady Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one. O, these I lack To make you garlands...
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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 151 pages
...branches yet Your maidenheads growing. — O Proserpina, For the flow'rs now, that (frighted) thou let'st fall From Dis's waggon: daffodils, That come before...than the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath) . . . It is as though the mythical transformative energies of Ovid's Metamorphoses have invaded a distinctively...
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Through the Garden Gate

Elizabeth Lawrence - Gardening - 1995 - 270 pages
...make "a bank for love to lie and play on": daffodils that come before the swallow, dim violets, and pale primroses, That die unmarried, ere they can behold...malady Most incident to maids; bold oxlips, and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one! The names of the primulas are confused,...
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Through the Garden Gate

Elizabeth Lawrence - Gardening - 1995 - 270 pages
...love to lie and play on": daffodils that come before the swallow, dim violets, and pale ptimroses. That die unmarried, ere they can behold Bright Phoebus...malady Most incident to maids; bold oxlips, and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one! The names of the primulas are confused,...
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Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature

Julia Reinhard Lupton - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 269 pages
...branches yet Your maidenheads growing; O Proserpina, For the flowers now that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis's waggon! daffodils, That come before...malady Most incident to maids); bold oxlips and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one. O these I lack, To make you garlands...
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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 295 pages
...Bacon in Of Gardens. 121-2 sweeter ... breath Schanzer explains, 'sweeter to behold than the lids of Or Cytherea's breath ; pale primroses, That die unmarried...— a malady Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and 125 The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one — O, these I lack To make...
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New Theatre Quarterly 51: Volume 13, Part 3

Clive Barker, Simon Trussler - Drama - 1997 - 105 pages
...bodies which haunt the minds of lovers. 208 O Prosperina, For the flower now that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis's waggon! - daffodils, That come before...in his strength - a malady Most incident to maids. (IV, i, 116-25) And in A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena moves from mythology to fabled beasts and on...
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Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

William Shakespeare, Simon Dunmore - Performing Arts - 1997 - 120 pages
...come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty; violets, dim, 10 But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath;...a malady Most incident to maids; bold oxlips, and 15 The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one. O, these I lack, To make...
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Coming of Age in Shakespeare

Marjorie B. Garber - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
.../ And with him rises, weeping' (105—6) is an image of fearful and unhappy sexual initiation, and 'pale primroses, / That die unmarried ere they can...his strength (a malady / Most incident to maids)' (122-5) offers a picture of the unhappy alternative, spinsterhood and death. We might perhaps view...
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Shakespeare's Ovid: The Metamorphoses in the Plays and Poems

A. B. Taylor, Anthony Brian Taylor - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 219 pages
...Winter's Tale: Ovid transformed AD Nuttall O Proserpina, For the flowers now that, frighted, thou letst fall From Dis's waggon! - daffodils, That come before...malady Most incident to maids; bold oxlips, and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one. O, these I lack, To make you garlands...
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