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" O Proserpina, For the flowers now, that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis's wagon ! 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... "
English Pastorals - Page 93
edited by - 1895 - 280 pages
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 33

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1876 - 802 pages
...remember Proserpine, and say : — Ah ! Proserpina, For the flowers now which, frighted, thou lett'st fall From Dis's waggon ;* daffodils That come before...take The winds of March with beauty ; violets, dim, Eut sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes, Or Cytheres's breath ; pale primroses, That die unmarried,...
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Shakespeare's Prophetic Mind

A. C. Harwood - 1964 - 68 pages
...the sheep-shearing feast holding the flowers of middle summer, but calling for the flowers of spring. 'O Proserpina! For the flowers now that, frighted, thou let'st 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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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights - 1979 - 326 pages
...reminded of the daily and seasonal cycle. In late summer Perdita evokes the flowers of the spring. O Proserpina, For the flowers now that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis's waggonl daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty; violets,...
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Shakespeare's Metrical Art

George T. Wright - 1988 - 366 pages
...Perdita. 135 Florizel. 140 M5 Now (my fair'st friend), I would I had some flowers o'th' spring, that might Become your time of day: and yours, and yours, That wear upon your virgin-branches yet Your maidenheads growing: O Proserpina, For the flowers now, that (frighted) thou...
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Women's Re-visions of Shakespeare: On the Responses of Dickinson ..., Volume 4

Marianne Novy - 1990 - 276 pages
...golden aura given off so often is a reflection of 'the fire-robed god,' but now listen to these lines: O Proserpina, For the flowers now that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis' wagon; daffodils That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty;...
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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Richard Jenkyns - 1992 - 526 pages
...feast: Now, my fairest friend, I would I had some flowers o' the spring that might Become your rime of day; and yours, and yours. That wear upon your...Proserpina, For the flowers now, that frighted thou Iet'st fall From Dis's waggon! Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 136 pages
...earth dwelling. To her let us garlands bring. 107 I would I had some flowers o' th' spring that might Become your time of day, and yours, and yours, That...flowers now that, frighted, thou let'st 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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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 164 pages
...is audaciously assured: Now (my fair'st friend), I would I had some flow'rs o'th'spring, that might Become your time of day; and yours, and yours, That...Your maidenheads growing. — O Proserpina, For the flow'rs now, that (frighted) thou let'st fall From Dis's waggon: daffodils, That come before the swallow...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - 1998 - 236 pages
...th' spring, that might Become your time of day; and yours and yours, (To Mopsa and the other girls) That wear upon your virgin branches yet Your maidenheads...that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis's waggon! (IV.iv.113-18) There are no daffodils, violets and lilies at this time of year now. 'O . . . For the...
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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 302 pages
...time of day; (to the Shepherdesses) and yours, and yours, That wear upon your virgin branches yet 115 Your maidenheads growing — O Proserpina, For the...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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