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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. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and Illustrations ... - Page 272
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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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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Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature 1879, Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 420 pages
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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - Drama - 2005 - 117 pages
...and listens. OBERON and PUCK don 't see him. OBERON speaks with urgency.) OBERON. Thou rememb'rest. Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw, but though couldst not, Flying between the cold...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 pages
...not from this grove Till Itormenttheeforthis injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music? Alright, go then. But you're not leaving this wood till I've punished you for your...
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Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music R Larry Todd - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 683 pages
...5.12a, bl, and perhaps alluding to Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play, where Oberon recalls having "heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, / Uttering...stars shot madly from their spheres, / To hear the sea maid's music." Then the overture concludes with the timeless wind chords, and we are released from...
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The Perennial Satirist: Essays in Honour of Bernfried Nugel, Presented on ...

Peter Edgerly Firchow, Hermann Josef Real - Literary Collections - 2005 - 382 pages
...IV, vii, 176 ("And mermaid-like awhile they bore her up"); Midsummer-Night's Dream, II, i, 149—52 ("Since once I sat upon a promontory, / And heard...breath / That the rude sea grew civil at her song"); Antony and Cleopatra, II, ii, 216-17 ("Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, / So many mermaids, tended...
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The Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like it in the Universe

Phineas Taylor Barnum - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 258 pages
...writers, there seems testimony enough to establish it -Chambers. History of Mermaids. Thou remberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a Mermaid...breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song. -Shakespeare. "j^^Taturalists for the most part not only discredit the existence of mer-people, but...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, 1 50 Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the...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 between the...
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Chapters on Spanish Literature

James Fitzmaurice Kelly - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
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