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" True, I talk of dreams ; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind, who wooes Even now the frozen bosom of the north, And, being anger'd, puffs... "
The Works of Shakespear: Troilus and Cressida. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello - Page 136
by William Shakespeare - 1768
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King Lear. Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1848
...of good carriage. This, this is she— Thou talk'st of nothing. Rom. Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace; Mer. True, I talk of dreams; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy ; Which is as thin of substance as the air; And more inconstant than the wind, who wooes Even...
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Apophthegms from the plays of Shakespeare, by C. Lyndon

William Shakespeare - 1850
...tender thing ? it is too rough, too rude, too boist'rous ; and it pricks like thorn.—ROM. I., 4. I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as the air ; and more inconstant than the wind, who wooes even...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, from the text ..., Part 50, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1851
...them women of good carriage. This, this is she— Rom. Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace ; Thou talk'st of nothing. Mer. True, I talk of dreams ; Which are...children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy ; Which is as thin of substance as the air ; And more inconstant than the wind, who wooes Even...
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The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1851
...them women of good carriage. This, this is she — Rom. Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace ; Thou talk'st of nothing. Mer. True, I talk of dreams ; Which are...children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy; Which is as thin of substance as the air ; And more inconstant than the wind, who wooes Even...
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; ILLISTRATED: EMBRACING A LIFE OF ...

1851
...them women of good carriage. This, this is she— Rom. Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace ; Thou talk'st of nothing. Mer. True, I talk of dreams ; Which are...children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy ; Which is as thin of substance as the air; And more inconstant than the wind, who wooes Even...
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The Dresser

Ronald Harwood - Actors - 1982 - 95 pages
...fear?' NORMAN. Wrong. 'Know that we have divided — ' SIR. (Continuing) 'Myself? there's none else by. True, I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain.' NORMAN. Wrong play, wrong play — SIR. 'I will move storms, I will condole in some measure — ' NORMAN....
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Players of Shakespeare 2: Further Essays in Shakespearean Performance by ...

Royal Shakespeare Company - Drama - 1989 - 203 pages
...pregnancy, which at last gets a response from Romeo: ROMEO . . . Thou talk'st of nothing. MERCUTIO True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind. (1.4.96-100)...
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2014 - 288 pages
...good carriage. This is she 95 Romeo Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace. Thou talk's! of nothing. Mercutio True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain. Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air 100 And more inconstant than the wind, who woos Even...
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The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance

Eva T. H. Brann - Psychology - 1992 - 810 pages
...cornerstone of fools" (An Explanation of Astronomy as a Whole); and Shakespeare has Mercutio speak of dreams Which are the children of an idle brain Begot of nothing but vain fantasy. [Romeo and Juliet, I iv] On the other hand, in the seventeenth century Milton still refers...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...big as a round litlle worm Prick'd from ihe lazy finger of a maid; (I, iv) FaPON; FiP; LiTB; WSC 142 ld or flowery mead. (1. 9-14) AA; AWP; HelP; InvP; NOBA; NoP; OBEV; OxBA; PoE; PoRA; Prim; fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air, And more inconstant than the wind, who woos Even...
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