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" gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long ; And then they say no spirit dares stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,... "
Playford's Soham Magazine, and Friendly Monitor - Page 177
1847
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...season conies Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated This bird of dawning singeth all night long, 160 The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallowed, and so gracious is that time. HORATIO So have I heard and do in part believe it. But look,...
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Old Christmas

Washington Irving - Fiction - 2005 - 68 pages
...ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour s birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singelh all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad ; The nights are wholesome—then no planets strike, No fairy takes, no witch hath power to charm, So haliow'd and so...
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Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

Nicholas Brooke - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 232 pages
...confirming popular belief, but it grows (of course) to more than that: It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights...
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Renaissance Go-betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Werner von Koppenfels - History - 2005 - 289 pages
...folklore into the perplexed discussion on the ramparts of the castle: It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our saviour's birth is celebrated This bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad, The nights...
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Shakespeare and the Reason: A Study of the Tragedies and the Problem Plays

Terence Hawkes - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 206 pages
...have to do with ghosts, superstitions and religious mysteries; matters which keep the reason at bay: Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights...
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Homilies for the Whole Community: Wisdom from a Pastor's Heart, Year B

Michael T. Hayes - Religion - 2005 - 210 pages
...away. And he speaks of Christmas... Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Savior's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power...
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Shakespeare's Christianity: The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius ...

E. Beatrice Batson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 178 pages
...sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. (1.1.114—16) Moments later, Marcellus reports that "ever 'gainst that season comes / Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated," "no spirit dare stir abroad, / The nights are wholesome" (1.1.158-59; 161-62). For Girard, both Cassius...
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