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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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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1843
...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...with beauty; violets dim, But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes ; Or Cj'therea's breath ; pale primroses , That die unmarried ere they can behold Bright...
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The family Shakespeare [expurgated by T. Bowdler]. in which those words are ...

William Shakespeare - 1843
...might Ik-come your time of day, — () Pro^-rpine, For the flower» now, that frighted, tliou let'st fair minds let this acceptance take. • ie. Unequal to the wcl(bt of thtnibKcl lid» of Juno's eyes, Or Cytherea's breath ; pale primroses, That die unmarried, ere they can behold...
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Mourning and Panegyric: The Poetics of Pastoral Ceremony

Celeste Marguerite Schenck - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 228 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...in his strength, a malady Most incident to maids; hold oxlips and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one! O, these 1 lack,...
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Shakespeare's Metrical Art

George T. Wright - Poetry - 1988 - 363 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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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 645 pages
...for spring flowers to compliment a young lord: "daffodils, / That come before the swallow dares, and take / The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,...sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes / Or Cytherea's [Venus's] breath" (I V.iv. 11 8-22). 9.656 (202:15). Whom do you suspect? - The punch line of a well-known...
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Shakespeare's Romance of the Word

Maurice Hunt - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 183 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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Women's Re-visions of Shakespeare: On the Responses of Dickinson, Wooff ...

Marianne Novy - Feminism and literature - 1990 - 260 pages
...come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty; violets dim, But sweeter dian the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath; pale...malady Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one. (4.4.116-26) I asked her if she...
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Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays

Edward Le Comte - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 148 pages
...noted that the discarded line "puts beyond doubt the Shakespearean derivation of Milton's primerose: "pale primroses, / That die unmarried ere they can...his strength (a malady / Most incident to maids)...' (W. Tale 4.4. 1225)"; cf. JB Leishman, Milton's Minor Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1969),...
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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns - Drama - 1992 - 479 pages
...fall From Dis's waggon! Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of Mareh with beauty, violets dim But sweeter than the lids...in his strength (a malady Most incident to maids) ... (4. 4. 112-25) This is a play controlled by the rhythm of death and rebirth, and the use of the...
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Things Supernatural and Causeless: Shakespearean Romance

Marco Mincoff - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 131 pages
...that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis's waggon! daffadils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty; violets, dim,...the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath; pale primeroses, That die unmarried, ere they can behold Bright Phoebus in his strength (a malady Most incident...
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