|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||William Shakespeare (15641616)|
|QUOTATION:||If music be the food of love, play on;|
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came oer my ear like the sweet sound 1
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour!
|ATTRIBUTION:||Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 1. [text]|
|WORKS:||William Shakespeare Collection.|
Like the sweet south in Dyce and Singer. This change was made at the suggestion of Pope. [back]