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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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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - Literary Collections - 2007 - 516 pages
...most extravagant things in literature : " Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music." This is so marvelously told that it almost seems probable. So the description of Mark Antony : " For...
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Seafaring Lore and Legend

Peter Jeans - Sports & Recreation - 2007 - 382 pages
...Monsters, for a discussion of this perennial topic). MERMAIDS "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. " WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Thus speaks Oberon, Shakespeare's king of the fairies,...
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Shakespeare

Russell A. Fraser - 1988
...vestal" Elizabeth, gave Shakespeare's fairy king some good lines: 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. Arion had a speech, addressed to the Queen, but making too free of the silver wine...
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Peripheral Vision

Patricia Ferguson - Fiction - 2007 - 335 pages
...gropingly, Once I sat upon a promontory, he remembered suddenly, and heard a mermaid on a dolphins back uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath that...from their spheres, to hear the sea-maid's music. 'Are you all right, Will?' He smiled at her. 'In rep in Birmingham there, for a second. The Dream....
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The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses

Elinor De Wire - Pets - 2007 - 328 pages
...than this." Thou rememb 'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin s back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid 's music. Epilogue A view from above a Fresnel lens on display at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse...
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