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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. "
Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and Critical - Page 25
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The Wizard's Book of Spells

Beatrice Philpotts, Ingpen, Robert - Incantations - 2003 - 95 pages
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Business & Economics - 2003 - 543 pages
...refer with safety to Mary and those who with her connivance plunged to treason.'51 the memory of how 'certain stars shot madly from their spheres / To hear the sea-maid's music' [I53-4] does seem to echo the lament for the Catholic traitor as 'a bright star' shot from the sky...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...that shot from their spheres means " the princes who sprang from their allegiance to Queen Elizabeth." Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory,...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Act ii. sc. 1 (1592). These " stars " were the earl of Northumberland, the earl of Westmoreland, and...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...earlier, to charm the queen. "Thou rememb'rest," the Fairy king Oberon asks his principal assistant, Puck, Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...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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Cryptozoology: Science & Speculation

Chad Arment - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2004 - 393 pages
...these strange creatures, thus distinguished by the great dramatist with not less fancy than fable — I heard a Mermaid on a dolphin's back — Uttering such...breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song. — We shall transcribe the account of two incidents which were observed in the Southern Hemisphere....
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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 82

1984
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Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature 1879, Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 420 pages
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Carbon County

Rebecca Rabenold-Finsel - History - 2004 - 128 pages
...of parks, to those m attendance." (Postcard courtesy of Clarence Getz.) VICTORIAN FOUNTAIN, c. I9I7. "Once I sat upon a promontory, and heard a mermaid on a dolphm's back. And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, to hear the sea-maid's music." (Wilham...
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