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" Subtle as sphinx: as sweet and musical As bright Apollo's lute, strung with his hair; And, when love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony. "
Measure for measure. Comedy of errors. Much ado about nothing. Love's labour ... - Page 409
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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Flowers and Flower-gardens

David Lester Richardson - 1855 - 296 pages
...Whereon the fearful dragon held his seat, That watched the garden called the Hesperides. Robert Greene. For valour is not love a Hercules, Still climbing trees in the Hesperides ? Love's Labour Lost. Before thee stands this fair Hesperides, With golden fruit, but dangerous...
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Shakespeare and Elizabethan Poetry: A Study of His Earlier Work in Relation ...

M. C. Bradbrook - 1979 - 294 pages
...is a frank hymn to the senses recalling, perhaps not unconsciously, the climax of Hero and Lean der: For Valour, is not Love a Hercules* Still climbing trees in the Hcsperides. Berowne has become, like Leander, a 'sophister' of love's school : echoes of Spenser's...
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Shakespeare's Universe of Discourse: Language-Games in the Comedies

Keir Elam - 1984 - 360 pages
...inspirational sources of 'divine' poetic eloquence: Love's tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste. For valour, is not Love a Hercules, Still climbing trees in the Hesperides? Subtle as Sphinx, as sweet and musical As bright Apollo's lute, strung with his hair; And...
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Reclamations of Shakespeare

A. J. Hoenselaars, Ton Hoenselaars - 1994 - 324 pages
...functions for the myth of Hercules. 1n Love's Labour's Lost, Berowne formulates the following question: "For valour, is not Love a Hercules, / Still climbing trees in the HesperidesT* (4.3.336-37). Hercules's exploit in the Garden of the Hesperides is allegorically transposed...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1996 - 1290 pages
...sensible Than are the tender horns of cockled snails; Love's tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste: ge. SIR THOMAS ERPIKGHAM. Shall I attend your Grace? KING HENRY Hespéridos? Subtle as Sphinx; as sweet and musical As bright Apollo's lute, strung with his hair:...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - 1997 - 438 pages
...sensible Than are the tender horns of cockled snails. Love's tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste. For valour, is not love a Hercules, Still climbing trees in the Hesperides? Subtle as Sphinx, as sweet and musical As bright Apollo's lute strung with his hair; And...
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Astraea, Volume 5

Frances Amelia Yates - 1999 - 302 pages
...For charity itself fulfils the law: And who can sever love from charity. Hercules is a hero of love ('For valour is not Love a Hercules, Still climbing trees in the Hesperides'). The Princess whom the King admires is a heroine of chastity (presented by him with the...
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Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, Volume 2

Frances A. Yates - 1999 - 520 pages
...for love, as against what the pedants, of both sides, had made of Christianity, the religion of love. For valour, is not Love a Hercules, Still climbing trees in the Hesperides ? Subtle as Sphinx, as sweet and musical As bright Apollo's lute, strung with his hair;...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - 2001 - 750 pages
...Than are the tender horns of cockled snails: / Love's tongue, proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste. / For valour, is not Love a Hercules, / Still climbing trees in the Hesperides? / Subtler as Sphinx; as sweet and musical / As bright Apollos Inte, strung with his hair;...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 260 pages
...Love gives to every power a double power, Above their functions and their offices (1v, iii, 327-4 For valour, is not Love a Hercules Still climbing trees in the Hesperides? (iii, 336-7) The context suggests 'the Hesperides' possess a moral significance symbolising...
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