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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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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the ...

David Richman - Drama - 1990 - 197 pages
...striking rhythmic and figurative devices: Thou rememb'rest 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) Obcron invests the herb with the power of the music he is describing. The playwright diverts...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 83 pages
...Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, 150 Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music.37 I remember. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not), Flying between the cold moon and...
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Shakespeare's Professional Career

Peter Thomson - Drama - 1999 - 236 pages
...recalled by Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Thou remember'st Since once 1 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. (11.i.148-54) Open-air festivities, many of them directly linked to the Christian calendar, punctuated...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back i to 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 Cupid...
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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

English drama - 1995 - 99 pages
...for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. 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 thou couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid...
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Practical Solitary Magic

Nancy B. Watson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1996 - 288 pages
...rock, lazily combing her hair and admiring her image in a mirror. [O]nce 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. . . 17 The passing male who spies this vision is doomed, for she will lure him to her side, capture...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...injury. — My gentle I*uck, come hither. Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And I attend your Grace? KING HENRY. No, my good knight;...other company. SIR THOMAS ERPINGHAM. The Lord in h I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst not — Flying between the cold moon...
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Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art ...

Roberta J. M. Olson, Jay M. Pasachoff - Art - 1999 - 383 pages
...similar images [Figs. 150, 151]. Shakespeare's text reads: 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. That very time I saw - but thou couldst not Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all armed;...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...and the heavens are cold and high. Oberon. Thou rememb'rest 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-maids's music? Robin. I remember. Oberon. That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying between...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 88 pages
...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK I remember. OBERON That very time I saw (but thou couldst not) Flying...aim he took At a fair vestal, throned by the west, 158 And loosed his love shaft smartly from his bow, 159 As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts....
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