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" Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. "
Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ... - Page 106
by Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 pages
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...rememb'rest," the Fairy king Oberon asks his principal assistant, Puck, Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? (2.1.148-54) It is worth reading the last three lines aloud for oneself to see how perfectly they serve...
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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - Drama - 2005 - 117 pages
...him. OBERON speaks with urgency.) OBERON. Thou rememb'rest. Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw, but though couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid,...
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Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music R Larry Todd - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 683 pages
...5.12a, bl, and perhaps alluding to Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play, where Oberon recalls having "heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, / Uttering...stars shot madly from their spheres, / To hear the sea maid's music." Then the overture concludes with the timeless wind chords, and we are released from...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 pages
...Itormenttheeforthis injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back, Uttering such...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music? Alright, go then. But you're not leaving this wood till I've punished you for your...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, 1 50 Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the...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,...
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Why Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Playwright's Art

G. M. Pinciss - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 192 pages
...arrow missed its target is an example that occurs early in the second act of A Midsummer Night's Dream: That very time I saw (but thou couldst not) Flying...armed. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal, throned in the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand...
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Sogno di una notte di mezza estate

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2006 - 191 pages
...this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory 150 And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...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...
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Music of the Sirens

Linda Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - Music - 2006 - 440 pages
...today, an English playwright from the age of colonial expansion: . .. once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. 5 The siren's acoustic power and its capacity to affect the external world span centuries and cultures,...
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Pseudonymous Shakespeare: Rioting Language in the Sidney Circle

Penny McCarthy - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 257 pages
...says to Puck My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (II. 1.1 48-54) It might be objected that a mermaid on a dolphin's back cannot be a poetic reminiscence...
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Music of the Sirens

Linda Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - Music - 2006 - 440 pages
...today, an English playwright from the age of colonial expansion: . . . once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music.5 The siren's acoustic power and its capacity to affect the external world span centuries and...
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