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" There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor forest, Doth all the winter time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns ; And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle, And makes milch-kine... "
London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis ... - Page 421
by David Hughson - 1808
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Shakespeare in Opera, Ballet, Orchestral Music, and Song: An Introduction to ...

Arthur Graham - Music - 1997 - 213 pages
...tells the story of Herne the Hunter to the others as they plan the final embarrassment of Falstaff. There is an old tale goes that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor forest, Doth all winter time at still midnight Walk round about an oak with great ragged horns, And there he blasts...
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The Merry Wives of Windsor: Third Series

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 344 pages
...Devise but how you'll use him when he comes And let us two devise to bring him thither. 25 MISTRESS PAGE There is an old tale goes that Herne the hunter, Sometime...still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns, And there he blasts the trees, and takes the cattle, 30 And makes milch-kine yield blood...
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The Quest for the Green Man

John Matthews - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2001 - 144 pages
...Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. In act IV, scene 4, Mistress Page recounts the following legend: There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter....Sometime a keeper here in Windsor forest. Doth all the winter-time, at still midnight. Walk round about an oak, with great ragged horns — And there he blasts...
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Rural England: An Illustrated History of the Landscape

Joan Thirsk - History - 2002 - 352 pages
...Welsh and Irish mythology; by saintly recluses; or by Herne, the antlered bogeyman of Windsor Forest: There is an old tale goes that Herne the Hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest, Doth all the wintertime, at still miduight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns; And there he blasts...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...Devise but how you'll use him when he comes, And let us two devise to bring him thither. MISTRESS PAGE. first learned in a lady's eyes, Lives not alone immured in the brain; But, with the motion of all eleme winter-time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns; And there he blasts...
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 320 pages
...tale goes that Herne the Hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest, 30 Doth all the wintertime, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great...there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle, And ''makes'1 milch-kine yield blood, and shakes a chain 35 In a most hideous and dreadful manner. You...
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The Lore of the Forest

Alexander Porteous - Social Science - 2005 - 324 pages
...of Herne the Hunter, and Shakespeare, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, alludes to the legend thus : " There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter,...still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns ; And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle ; And makes milch-kine yield' blood,...
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Fairies, Fractious Women, and the Old Faith: Fairy Lore in Early Modern ...

Regina Buccola - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 293 pages
...and Mistress Ford delineate their plan for shaming Falstaff to their husbands and Parson Hugh Evans: There is an old tale goes that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest, Does all the wintertime, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns; And there...
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