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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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Blackwood's Magazine

1842
...all-sane Sb&kspeare not only imagined he saw, but called the testimony of another sense; bo heard her " Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song." You must not pass over the last line, the idea beyond the visible nature, giving, endowing with the...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 2

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1817
...the Autumn with the topaz, and Winter with diamonds. F. 95- Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II. Sc. 2: Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a meniiaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and banpooious breath, That the rude sea grew civil...
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The Literary Panorama and National Register, Volume 5

English literature - 1817
...good manners, Hi╗ sons too are aril to me, because I do not pretend to be wiser than they. OTWAY. Г heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious sounds, That the rude sea grew eiv'U at her song. SHAK═PEASE. The true effect of genuine politeness...
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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1818
...: thou shalt not from this grove, Till I torment thee for this injury My gentle Puck, come hither : Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory,...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's musick. Puck. I remember. Obe. That very time I saw, (but thou could'st not,) Flying between the cold...
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Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, Volume 2

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1818 - 522 pages
...RENEWAL OF NORFOLK'S INTRIGUES alludes in the following ingenious and exquisite passage. . . . . " Once I sat upon a promontory, . •. And heard a Mermaid...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. *•****#****** That very time I saw, but thou could'st not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth,...
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Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale, Volume 3

Lady Morgan (Sydney) - 1818
...Lord Rosbrin's grasp. " Rememberest thou," proceeded .Lord Rosbrin, emphatically, "rememberest thou, since once I sat upon a promontory, and heard a mermaid,...harmonious breath, that the rude sea grew civil at her song ?" " Why, then, upon my credit, I can't say I do,'' returned Crawley, with another impatient effort...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...torment thee for this injury. — s My gentle Puck, come hither : Thou remepber'st Since once I sat upov a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's...her song ; And certain stars shot madly from their sphere!, To hear the sea-maid's musick. 1'nck. I remember. О/и . That very time I saw, (but thou...
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Rome, in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of ..., Volume 3

Charlotte Anne Eaton - Rome (Italy) - 1820
...a dolphin's back, Uttering such pleasing and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at his song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the minstrefs music." Poetry apart, however, Arion on the Dolphin's back, is a beautiful painting, by Romanelli....
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...: thou shall not from this grove, Till I torment thee for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither: thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory,...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's musie. Puck. I remember. Obe. That very time I saw, (but thou couldst not,) Flying between the cold...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 47

English literature - 1836
...politics on record; but it shows that he entertained the same mixed notion of the mermaid and siren. " Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music." Midsummer Night's Dream. A siren then, in the modern sense of the word, may be regarded as a mermaid...
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