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" O Proserpina, For the flowers now, that frighted thou let'st fall From 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 ;... "
Merchant of Venice. As you like it. All's well that ends well. Taming of the ... - Page 505
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Shakespeare's Ovid: The Metamorphoses in the Plays and Poems

A. B. Taylor, Anthony Brian Taylor - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 219 pages
...de Cadmos et Harmonie (Paris 1991), p. 79. CHAPTER g The Winter's Tale: Ovid transformed AD Nuttall O Proserpina, For the flowers now that, frighted,...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...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...I had some flowers o'th' spring that might Become your time of day; [to Mopsa and the other Girls] and yours and yours, That wear upon your virgin branches...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,...
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The Crown of Life: Essays in Interpretation of Shakespeare's Final Plays

George Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 336 pages
...later behaviour. Probably the latter. Perdita next turns to Florizel : Perdita. Now, my fair'st friend, That wear upon your virgin branches yet Your maidenheads...take The winds of March with beauty ; violets dim, But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath ; pale prim-roses That die unmarried...
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Shakespeare and the Confines of Art

Bidyut Chakrabarty - History - 2004 - 278 pages
...truth had the flowers appropriate for youth: Now, my fair'st friend, I would I had some flowers o' the spring that might Become your time of day - and yours,...flowers now that frighted thou let'st fall From Dis's wagon ! Perdita now creates spring in her words, as she speaks of the daffodils, primroses, violets...
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The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 319 pages
...frightened girl, but she adds daffodils, primroses, oxlips, and other flowers not mentioned by Ovid: O Proserpina, For the flowers now that, frighted,...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...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...sweetness; and she concludes with a touch of passionate sentiment, which melts into the very heart: O Proserpina! For the flowers now, that, frighted,...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,...
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Shakespeare: Essays aus Ungarn ; ausgewählt, übertragen und mit Anmerkungen ...

András Horn - 2008 - 208 pages
...vom grossen französischen Kritiker Taine genannt wird34 - das I would I had some flowers o'th'spring that might Become your time of day; and yours, and...flowers now that, frighted, thou letst fall From Dis's wagon!— daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty; violets,...
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Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature

Jennifer C. Vaught - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 244 pages
...particularly to the loss of her birthright through the shepherdess' inclusion of the phrase, "crown imperial": O Proserpina, For the flowers now that, frighted,...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,...
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