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" Ha, ha! keep time: how sour sweet music is, When time is broke and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men's lives. "
King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV, part I-II - Page 212
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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Shakespeare's Prophetic Mind

A. C. Harwood - 1964 - 63 pages
...of the famous 'degree' speech in Troilus: 'Music do I hear? Ha, ha! keep time: how sour sweet music is When time is broke and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men's lives.' . . . It is the same cry as: 'Untune that string'. . . The development in the...
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Christopher Marlowe

Malcolm Miles Kelsall - 1981 - 199 pages
...divine'. He comes to appreciate both his own errors and the needs of his state: How sour sweet music is When time is broke and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men's lives. And here have I the daintiness of ear To check time broke in a disorder'd string;...
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Henry Purcell and the London Stage

C. A. Price, rtis Alexander Price - 1984 - 380 pages
...Squire's error is repeated by Alan Gray in the Purcell Society Edition, xx, ix. . . . How sour sweet music is When time is broke, and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men's lives. And here have I the daintiness of ear To check time broke in a disordered string;...
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Conditions of Music

Alan Durant - 1984 - 256 pages
...II, for example, famously laments, Musicke do I heare? Ha, ha? keepe time: How sowre sweet Musicke is, When Time is broke, and no Proportion kept? So is it in the Musicke of mens Hues: And heere haue I the daintinesse of eare, To heare time broke in a disorder'd...
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Shakespeare's Soliloquies

Wolfgang Clemen - 2004 - 211 pages
...40 With being nothing. [ The music plays. \ Music do I hear? Ha, ha! keep time- how sour sweet music is When time is broke and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men's lives. And here have I the daintiness of ear 45 To check time broke in a disordered...
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An Advent Sourcebook

Thomas O'Gorman - 1988 - 170 pages
...with the production of time. 22 31V1.TU William Shakespeare Sixteenth century H OW sour sweet music is When time is broke and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men's lives. And here have I the daintiness of ear To check time broke in a disorder'd string:...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...idly bent on him that enters next. Thinking his prattle to be tedious, (V, ii) 93 How sour sweet music music of men's lives. And here have I the daintiness of ear To check time broke in a disordered string;...
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Encyclopedia of Time

Samuel L. Macey - 1994 - 699 pages
...of discovery is a journey toward a proper understanding of his nature in time: How sour sweet music is When time is broke, and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men's lives. And here have I the daintiness of ear To check time broke in a disordered string;...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 865 pages
...eased 40 With being nothing. (The music plays) Music do I hear. Ha, ha; keep time! How sour sweet music is When time is broke, and no proportion kept. So is it in the music of men's lives; And here have I the daintiness of ear To check time broke in a disordered string,...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...as he hears notes he places them symbolically in terms of time and intonation: How sour sweet music is When time is broke, and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men's lives. And here have I the daintiness of ear To check time broke in a disordered string;...
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