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" How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines... "
SHAKESPEARE - Page 598
by BIBLIOTHEQUE ANGLO-FRANCAISE - 1836
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The American Common-school Reader and Speaker: Being a Selection of Pieces ...

John Goldsbury, William Russell - 1844 - 432 pages
...'median stress'; 'smooth' and 'pure' ' quality ' of tone ; and moderate inflections. Example. " How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank ! Here will...Creep in our ears ! soft stillness, and the night, Bec&me the touches of sweet harmony. : 5 Look how the floor of heaven But | in his motion | like an...
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The New Mirror, Volume 3

George Pope Morris, Nathaniel Parker Willis - 1844
...in the Merchant of Venice seat themselves on a bank by moonlight : — How sweet the moonlight slaps upon this bank ! Here will we sit, and let the sounds...our ears ; soft stillness, and the night, Become the touches of sweet harmony. Now a foreign translator, of the ordinary kind, would dilute and take all...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 1

Henry Allon - 1845
...the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune.' Or that glorious passage in Shakespeare — ' How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...with patines of bright gold! There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in her motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubim;...
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Bright Colors Falsely Seen: Synaesthesia and the Search for Transcendental ...

Kevin T. Dann - 1998 - 225 pages
...numberharmony, was evident in such passages as this one from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (V, i): "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! / Here...music / Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night/Become the touches of sweet harmony." According to Wellek, the Renaissance poets and dramatists...
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Voice and Speech in the Theatre

James Clifford Turner - 2000 - 152 pages
...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. (A Midsummer Night's Dream, II. i.) How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st OOSP, OHSP, AWSP, AHSP, AYSP, EESP. OOST, OHST, AWST, AHST, AYST, ESST. OOSK,...
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Shakespeare: Hans-Dieter Gelfert

Hans-Dieter Gelfert - 2000 - 127 pages
...Tritt, zB in den folgenden Versen aus dem Kaufmann von Venedig, die Lorenzo zu Jessica spricht: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still choiring to the young-eyed cherubins....
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The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader

Keith Whitlock - 2000 - 374 pages
...our ears,' go with the perception of a gracious universe such as Portia's mercy speech invoked: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold. There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his...
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Scenes from Shakespeare

Harry Levin - 2000 - 157 pages
...heralded the coming of Bassanio. There is a brief interlude of anticipation, filled by Lorenzo: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...our ears. Soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. (54-57) What stays visible, upward not earthward, is seen in configurations...
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Henry V, War Criminal?: And Other Shakespeare Puzzles

John Sutherland, Karl-Heinz Engel, Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature John Sutherland, Cedric Thomas Watts, John M. Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Cedric Watts, M a PH D - 2000 - 220 pages
...that to dislike music is to be untrustworthy, and, indeed, to be out of touch with the divine: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will...our ears. Soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. . . . There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion...
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The Spirit of Utopia

2000 - 298 pages
...idea of a spirit world, so uncanny in itself. So Shakespeare has a character in the South say: "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! / Here...our ears: soft stillness and the night / Become the touches of sweet harmony."34 Yet it remains black magic, music does, and still profoundly near to the...
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