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" That very time I saw (but thou could'st not), Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand... "
The Book of Familiar Quotations: Being a Collection of Popular Extracts and ... - Seite 26
von L. C. Gent - 1866 - 268 Seiten
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Flora's Dictionary

Elizabeth Washington Wirt - 1837 - 220 Seiten
...all aesn'd ; a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the west, And loosM his love- shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred...hearts : But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Clueucird in the chaste beams of the wat'ry moon ; And the imperial vofress passed on, In maiden meditation,...
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The romance of biography: or, Memoirs of women loved and celebrated ..., Band 1

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - 1837
...Cynthia, the ladye of the sea," — she is the " Fair Vestal throned in the West," of Shakspeare — That very time I saw, (but thou couldst not,) Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all anti'd : a certain aim he took At a fair Vestal, throned by the West, And loosed his love-shaft smartly...
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Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early ...

Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, Nancy Vickers, Catherine R. Stimpson - 1986 - 426 Seiten
...Titania has remembered her Indian votaress, Oberon remembers his "imperial votaress." He has once beheld, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon; And the imperial votress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd I where...
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Shakespeare in His Context: The Constellated Globe

Muriel Clara Bradbrook - 1989 - 207 Seiten
...image carries the quality of a masquespectacle, the play perhaps being for such an occasion itself. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not) Flying...certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west . . . (II.i.155-58) The fair vestal enthroned would hold an orb; the round world with its cold moon...
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Waverley Novels: Kenilworth

Sir Walter Scott - 1902
...to then* exquisite delicacy of tact and beauty of description, the celebrated vision of Oberon : ' That very time I saw (but thou couldst not,) Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid, all ann'd : a certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the west ; And loos' d his love-shaft smartly...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 678 Seiten
...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK I remember. OBERON That very time I saw - but thou couldst not Flying between the cold moon and the earth Cupid all armed. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his loveshaft smartly...
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The Theatrical City: Culture, Theatre and Politics in London, 1576-1649

David L. Smith, Richard Strier, David Bevington - 2003 - 308 Seiten
...Elizabeth I and A Midsummer Night's Dream', Notes and Queries, 232, ns, 34. 1 (1987), 205-7. And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow As it should pierce...hearts. But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quenched in the chaste beams of the watery moon; And the imperial votaress passed on, In maiden meditation,...
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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

1995 - 99 Seiten
...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all armed. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly...
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The Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the ...

Louis Montrose - 1996 - 227 Seiten
...forfeit all of his royal offices. This loss of power, prestige, and revenue precipitated his revolt. Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid...Cupid's fiery shaft Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon; And the imperial votress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free. Yet mark'd I where...
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Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects

Callaghan Dympna - 1996 - 301 Seiten
...to shoot and seduce the "fair vestal." "That very time I saw (but thou couldst not)," Oberon says: Flying between the cold moon and the earth Cupid all...his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pieree a hundred thousand hearts. (11.i.155-60) The shaft misses, "quench'd" in the chaste beams of...
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