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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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 407 pages
...and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone, On the fore finger of an Alderman ; Drawn by a team of little atomies, Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep ; Her waggon spokes, made of long spinner's legs : The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers; The traces, of...
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The Miscellaneous Poems of William Wordsworth, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1820 - 328 pages
...plastic, the pliant, and the indefinite. She leaves it to Fancy to describe Queen Mab as coming, " In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an Alderman." Having to speak of stature, she does not tell you that her gigantic Angel was as tall as Pompey's Pillar;...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - Elocution - 1819 - 360 pages
...and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone, On the fore finger of an Alderman ; Drawn by a team of little atomies, Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep ; Her waggon spokes, made of long spinners' legs : The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers ; The traces,...
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The life of Dr. Parnell. The life of Henry Lord Viscount Bolingbroke ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1820
...description, which hath been much celebrated, one sees he has had an eye to Virgil's thunder-bolts. 0, then I see queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fancy's midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman,...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 68

English literature - 1843
...solemn admonition and warning into his soul, " young man, WILL IT WASH ?" THE WALNUT-TREE CABINET. Oh then I see Queen Mab hath been with you : She is the fairies' midwife. ROMEO AND JUI.IKT. HE who quits London in the spring, leaves balls, scientific socialities, dinners,...
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The British Prose Writers: Goldsmith's Essay and Bee

British prose literature - 1821
...description, which hath been much celebrated, one sees he has had an eye to Virgil's thunderbolts. O, then I see queen Mab hath been with you. She is the faney's midwife, and she comea In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman,...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1821
...? MER. That dreamers often lie. RoM. In bed asleep, while they do dream things true. MER. O, then7, I see, queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife 8 ; and she comes * Quarto A, inserts Romeo. fore that ignorant transcribers should have confounded...
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The Pleasures of Human Life, Examined and Enumerated: With an Entertaining ...

John Platts - Conduct of life - 1822 - 764 pages
...nocturnal vagaries. Our great dramatic bard, Shakspeare, excels all others on this subject, — Oh ! then I see Queen Mab hath been with you — She is the Fancy's midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate stone On the fore finger of an alderman;...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1823
...was yours ? Mer. That dreamers often lie, Rom. In bed, asleep, while they do dream things true. Mer. O, then, I see, queen Mab hath been with you. She...is the fairies' midwife ; and she comes In shape no higger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies3...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1823
...was yours? Mer. That dreamers often lie. Rom. In bed, asleep, while they do dream things true. Mer. O, then, I see, queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife5 ; and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman,...
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