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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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Music of the Sirens

Linda Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - Music - 2006 - 440 pages
...words of a global favorite of today, an English playwright from the age of colonial expansion: . . . once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music.5 The siren's acoustic power and its capacity to affect the external world span centuries and...
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The Life of Queen Elizabeth

Agnes Strickland - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 732 pages
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Sogno di una notte di mezza estate

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2006 - 191 pages
...for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory 150 And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...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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Music of the Sirens

Linda Phyllis Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - Music - 2006 - 423 pages
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Seafaring Lore and Legend

Peter Jeans - Sports & Recreation - 2007 - 382 pages
...Horatio (see, for example, chapter 17, Sea Monsters, for a discussion of this perennial topic). MERMAIDS "Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. " WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Thus speaks Oberon, Shakespeare's king of the...
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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - Literary Collections - 2007 - 516 pages
...Midsummer Night's Dream," is one of the most extravagant things in literature : " Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music." This is so marvelously told that it almost seems probable. So the description of Mark Antony...
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Pageantry on the Shakespearean Stage

Alice S. Venezky - Drama - 2007 - 252 pages
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Bracebridge Hall; Or the Humorists - Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies - The ...

Washington Irving - Literary Collections - 2007 - 620 pages
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Imagination and Fancy; Or Selections from the English Poets Illustrative of ...

Leigh Hunt - Poetry - 2007 - 330 pages
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Readings in English Literature

Gerald Bullett - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 240 pages
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