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" These antique fables, nor these fairy toys. Lovers, and madmen, have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact. One sees more... "
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An Unquiet Grave

P. J. Parrish - Fiction - 2006 - 448 pages
...the middle. "'I may never believe these antic fables, nor these fairy toys,'" Louis read out loud. "'Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, such...that apprehend more than cool reason ever comprehends — ' " Charlie interrupted. "'The lunatic, the lover, the poet, are of imagination all compact. One...
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Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

Richard Tarnas - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 604 pages
...both of which he recognizes as akin to the poet's imaginative capacity to body forth a new reality: Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast...
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Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England

Michael Alexander - History - 2007 - 348 pages
...Night's Dream (Vi1-8, 14-17): HIPPOLYTA: 'Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak of. THESEUS: More strange than true. I never may believe These...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact. . . . And as imagination bodies...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1288 pages
...Theseus, that these lovers JL speak of. THESEUS. More strange than true: I never may believe These antick If you did, I care not. CASSIUS. When Caesar lived...me. MARCUS BRUTUS. Peace, peace! you durst not so The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact: — One sees more devils than...
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Isolarion: A Different Oxford Journey

James Attlee - Travel - 2007 - 297 pages
...fortyyears, and it's always been different, diverse. It's always had its own character." OF LOVE AND JEWELS Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A Midsummer Night's Dream Few events can change the course of a person's life...
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Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours

Noga Arikha - History - 2007 - 412 pages
...reason could be reactivated even if, as Shakespeare had Theseus exclaim in A Midsummer Night's Dream, "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, / Such...fantasies, that apprehend / More than cool reason can comprehend."92 However powerful was physiology, the brain's seething humours were not all. For...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies

Penny Gay - Literary Criticism - 2008
...speeches is that of Theseus in the last act, just as 'Pyramus and Thisbe' is about to be performed: I never may believe These antique fables, nor these...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact: . . . The poet's eye, in a fine...
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Pedagogies of the Imagination: Mythopoetic Curriculum in Educational Practice

Timothy Leonard, Peter Willis - Education - 2008 - 270 pages
...in love with the beast. Theseus, the patriarch in A midsummer night's dream, says in the final act: Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. (Shakespeare 1998, 5.1., pp. 4—6) Cool reason does not want to go there. Cool reason is fearful of...
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