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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 Feast of the Poets: With Notes, and Other Pieces in Verse

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1814 - 157 pages
...thou rememberest, Since once I sat upon a promontory, And keard a mermaid, on a dolphin's \>ank, • Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maids music ? PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw (but thou could'st not,) Flying betwixt...
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The Feast of the Poets: With Notes, and Other Pieces in Verse

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1815 - 157 pages
...not interrupt himself in his chair : — OBERON. My gentle Puck, come hither:— thou rememberest, Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music ? PUCK. ^ remember. OBKEON. That very time I saw (but thou could'st not), Flying betwixt the cold earth and...
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The Feast of the Poets: With Notes, and Other Pieces in Verse

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1815 - 157 pages
...Puck, come hither: — thou rememberest, Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mi'.mmid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maids music ? l'l-CK. I iTinrmln'r. That yey Ue J sflw (buj: J.hpu coujd'sf ,np,t,) Flying...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama (Comedy) - 1872 - 196 pages
...with the splendid passage in ii. 1, where Oberon describes to Puck how, on a certain occasion, " I heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such...breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song." And all are no doubt aware that the subsequent lines, referring to " a fair vestal throned by the west,"...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1812
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...the 'mazed world By their increase now knows not which is which. Love in Idleness. Thou reiuembcr'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...civil at her song; And certain stars shot madly from thcit spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not) Flying between...
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The poems, with critical notes; a life of the author; and an essay on his ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816
...can no where find a bard mentioned of the name of ' Modred.' Ver. 30. That hush'd the stormy main} " Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song." Mids. N. Dream, act ii. sc. 2. W. Cadwaller's harp no more is strung, And silence sits on soft Llewellyn's...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 2

John Nichols - Eighteenth century - 1817
...Sc, 2: Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, Ar>d heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's bad; Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the Sea-maid's musick. To which these are an introduction. The compliment made to Queen Elizabeth in the following...
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Blackwood's Magazine

1831
...Chatelar : well might Elizabeth fear her — " The mermaid, Uttering such dulcet anil harmonious sound, That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear tho sea-maid's music." The Stuarts, an ingenious but unhappy race, were cultivators and encouragers...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 2

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1817
...Night's Dream, Act II. Sc. 2; Thou remernber'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a merniaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her sung; And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the Sea-maid's mu>id\. To which these...
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