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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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Romantic Medicine and John Keats

Hermione de Almeida - 1990 - 432 pages
...deliciousness / And in the taste confounds the appetite," Friar Lawrence says to Romeo in warning that "violent delights have violent ends / And in their...triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume."9 Christopher Ricks is correct in noting that Keats evokes honey and its attributes not...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...cannot countervail the exchange of joyThat one short minute gives me in her sight. (II, vi) 149 These o; WiR Corso POETRY QUOTATIONS The Grasshopper Happy Insect, happy Thou, Dost neither Age, nor W kiss consume. (II, vi) 150 Come, civil night, Thou sober-suited matron all in black. And learn me how...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - 1993 - 279 pages
...perhaps beautiful because dangerous — signify? Like the blaze of gunpowder, says Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume. (2.6.9) To be sure, the friar is an old man, skeptical of youth's ways; yet can we help...
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Shakespeare's World of Death: The Early Tragedies

Richard Courtney - 1995 - 268 pages
...and fragility is expressed in Romeo's triumphant boast: 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. (6-8) The Friar is horrified at such a declaration of absolute love and reproves him in a little homily...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...the news. In scene vi, with the plot hurtling swiftly, the Friar offers Romeo one more warning: 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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1263 pages
...exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight: Do thou but close our hands with holy words, eace maintain'd; Whose beard the silver hand of peace hath toucht; Whose learning an FRIAR LAURENCE. These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die; like fire and powder,...
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Romeo e Giulietta

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 276 pages
...words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare It is enough I may but cali her mine. FRIAR These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey Is loathsomc in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 1999 - 380 pages
...Shakespeare's genius with language. that very afternoon. The Friar counsels moderation and wisdom: "These violent delights have violent ends, / And in their...triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume." He cautions Romeo to love moderately, so that he may love long. But the kids revel in...
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - 1999 - 232 pages
...we risk the loss of the entire investment the master has made in us. As Friar Lawrence warns: These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume . . . Therefore love moderately: long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too...
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The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 388 pages
...excited drive to self-consumption with which their forbidden liaison has always been entangled: These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. Romeo 2.5.9-11 Yet, although the streak of self-destructive perversity apparent in Romeo's...
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