"That strain again ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

That strain again, it had a dying fall; O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odor. Enough, no more, 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Orsino, in Twelfth Night, act 1, sc. 1, l. 4-8. Listening to music; "strain" means melody.