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" These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die ! like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume. "
The Works of Mr. William Shakespear;: In Six Volumes. Adorn'd with Cuts - Page 2108
by William Shakespeare - 1709
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
...is the unwitting agent of the tragedy. Even so, he does offer a prophetic warning to Romeo : These violent delights have violent ends. And in their triumph die; like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey Is loathesome in his own deliciousness. And in the taste confounds...
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...will had come to the clenching point. Ib. sc. 6. Rom. Do thou but close our hands with holy words. Then love-devouring death do what he dare, It is enough I may but call her mine. The precipitancy, which is the character of the play, is well marked in this short scene of waiting...
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Shakespeare and Sexuality

Wells - 2001 - 207 pages
...transformed into 'the time of love'.4:4 The lovers seek to disregard time and death in their union, 'Then love-devouring death do what he dare It is enough I may but call her mine' (2.5.7-8). Yet this passionate energy also drives the drama to its finale, and Romeo's words link their...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 pages
...exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight: Do thou but close our hands with holy words, y FRIAR LAURENCE. These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die; like fire and powder,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 49

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 364 pages
...is transformed into 'the time of love'. The lovers seek to disregard time and death in their union, 'Then love-devouring death do what he dare — It is enough I may but call her mine' (2.5.7—8). Yet this passionate energy also drives the drama to its finale, and Romeo's words link...
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The Shakespeare Oracle: Let the Bard to Predict Your Future

...finding the path between extremes. Friar Laurence cautions Romeo to love moderately, warning that "These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume" (2.6.9). You may need to exercise self-control or frugality, or relax an overly rigid...
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Renaissance Drama 32: New

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - 2003 - 264 pages
...figure closely recalls the Friar's early concern over the intensity of the lovers' infatuation: "These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume" (2.6.9-11). In evoking this earlier reference, Romeo's words appropriate the scale and...
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Duncan Beal - 2003 - 184 pages
...of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight. 5 Do thou but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare, It is enough I may but call her mine. FRIAR LAWRENCE These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,...
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 128 pages
...weight H.6 At Friar Laurences cell 4 countervail outweigh Do thcm but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare It is enough I may but call her mine. FRIAR These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, w Which,...
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Renaissance Go-betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Werner von Koppenfels - 2005 - 289 pages
...constant intertwining of images of love and death, as in Friar Laurence's early warning to Romeo: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. (II.5.9-11) Romeo will compare the lethal action of the poison running through his veins...
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