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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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The Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Dramatic and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 508 pages
...Theseus, that these lovers speak of. The. More strange than true. I never may believe These antiuue fables, nor these fairy toys. Lovers, and madmen,...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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The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently Discovered ...

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853 - 1158 pages
...Theseus, that these lovers speak of. The. More strange than true : I never may believe These antic s. Pro. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of imagination all compact : One sees more devils than vast...
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莎士比亞通論: 喜劇

顏元叔 - Comedy - 2001 - 838 pages
...鬼鬼怪怪, 我是寧可信其無一他表現出一副成熟理性的態度一不 過, 接著他說: T 拋 Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cold reason ever comprehend. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One...
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Ovid's Changing Worlds: English Metamorphoses, 1567-1632

Raphael Lyne - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 470 pages
...my Theseus, that these lovers speak of. THE. More strange than true. I never may believe These antic fables, nor these fairy toys. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, ' Anthony Brian Taylor, 'Golding's Ovid, Shakespeare's "Small Latin" and the Real Object of Mockery...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 46

Stanley Wells - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 284 pages
...exper1enced in the night forest. Theseus' speech points out how internal conditions can distort perception: I never may believe These antique fables, nor these...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. (5.1.2-6) Though to Theseus 'cool reason' is a safe measure for judging and dismissing the lovers'...
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Visual Shakespeare: Essays in Film and Television

Graham Holderness - English drama - 2002 - 220 pages
...ambivalent relations between 'reason' and 'fantasy', articulated in Theseus's famous speech THESEUS 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. One sees more devils than vast...
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Visual Shakespeare: Essays in Film and Television

Graham Holderness - English drama - 2002 - 220 pages
...ambivalent relations between 'reason' and 'fantasy', articulated in Theseus's famous speech THESEUS 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. One sees more devils than vast...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1989 - 1286 pages
...Theseus, that these lovers . speak of. THESEUS. More strange than true: I never may believe These antick sonably die, and never rise To do him wrong, or any way impeach What then The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact: — One sees more devils than...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilsin Knight - 2002 - 368 pages
...mouldeth goblins swift as frenzy's thoughts. (Troths and CressiJa, v! x. 28) Now Theseus continues: Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such...apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. (A Midsummer Night's Dream, vi 4) Again, Such tricks hath strong imagination, That, if it would but...
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On Translation

John Sallis - Philosophy - 2002 - 144 pages
...— or rather, redraws a connection operative since antiquity — between fantasy and imagination: 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 [.] (Vi4-8) Schlegel's translation...
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