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" O, then, I see, Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife; and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep : Her wagon-spokes... "
Anthologia oxoniensis - Page 94
by William Linwood - 1846 - 306 pages
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2000 - 48 pages
...Shakespeare's own invention, Qi/een Mah is the fairy responsible for the strange behavior of those in love. O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is...midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Over men's noses...
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Romeo and Juliet : a Play in One Act

Lindsay Price - 2001 - 39 pages
...MERCUTIO: That dreamers often lie. ROMEO: In bed asleep, while they do dream things true. MERCUTIO: 0, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the...midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman. Her whip of cricket's bone, Her wagoner's a small grey-coated...
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 128 pages
...MERCUTIO That dreamers often lie. ROMEO In bed asleep, while they do dream things true. MERCUTIO O then 1 see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies'...midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomi Over men's noses as...
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The Cambridge Companion to Keats

Susan J. Wolfson, Wolfson Susan J. - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 272 pages
...atomies were born of Shakespeare and of Mercutio, a team now joined by Keats in team-work, dream-work: Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep. (Romeo and Juliet 1.4.57-8) Dreams are real but do not present realities exactly; the same is true...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...in size, like Tom Thumb, or in personality. In Romeo and Juliet, i, 4, Mercutio pictures Queen Mab : She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone . . . Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleepThen, for...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...exuberante: 3. Mer. O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. / Benvolio. Queen Mab, what's she? / Mer. She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes / In shape no bigger than an agate stone / On the forefinger of an alelen nau, / Drawn with a team of little atomi / Over men's...
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The Month, Volume 1

1864
...Homeric canvas is one immediately beneath, also military, but comparatively — shall it be said ? — " In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman." Not exactly ; but yet a very small surface ; not more than would accommodate the head of the Mexican...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...MERCUTIO. That dreamers often lie. ROMEO. In bed asleep, while they do dream things true. MERCUTIO. ost confirm his happiness for ever. LADY ANNE. What...Crosby-place; Where — after I have solemnly int wagon-spokes made of long spinners' legs; The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers; The traces, of the...
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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 141 pages
...true. Mercutio O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you: She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes 55 In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomi Over men's noses as they lie asleep. Her chariot is an empty hazel-nut, 60 Made by the joiner...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 25

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 224 pages
...sluttish haire, Which once vntangled much misfortune breedesi Mercutio. О then I see Queene Mab hath bin with you: She is the Fairies midwife, and she comes in shape no bigger the an Agot stone, on the forefinger of an Alderman, drawne with a teeme of litde 5 ottamie, ouer mens...
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