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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 Merciful Rebuke Satan: The Short Stories and Searing Vision of Howard Riell

Howard Riell - Fiction - 2002 - 284 pages
...the truth herein This present object made probation. MARCELLUS It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some saY that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein...to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. HORATIO So have I heard and do in part believe it. But, look, the morn, in russet mantLE clad, Walks...
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The Merciful Rebuke Satan: The Short Stories and Searing Vision of Howard Riell

Howard Riell - Fiction - 2002 - 284 pages
...the truth herein This present object made probation. MARCELLUS It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some saY that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein...to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. HORATIO So have I heard and do in part believe it. But, look, the morn, in russet mantLE clad, Walks...
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Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 244 pages
...in Cymbeline," Studies in English Literature 41 (2): 300. 4. Compare what Marcellus says in Hamlet: Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein...No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallowed, and so gracious, is that time. (1.1.158-64) 5. Frances Yates, Shakespeare's Last Plays: A...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...manners, as the year Had found some months asleep and leap'd them over. Gloucester—2 Henry IV IViv Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein...singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 19

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 196 pages
...spirit. CT Onions cites the fullest passage (Hamlet, I, i, 163) in the sense 'to strike with disease': No spirit dares stir abroad, The nights are wholesome;...strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, while in the two instances from Lear (m, iv, 60 and n, iv, 166) Onions glosses the word as 'blasting,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 256 pages
...it is again in Hamlet, where, according to Marcellus, in the period around Christmas, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights are wholesome, then no planets...No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallowed and so gracious is the time. (I, i, 161—4) Furthermore, the sinister figure of Hecate, tn-form...
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Amleto

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 320 pages
...the truth herein This present object made probation. MARCELLUS It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, 160 This bird of dawning singeth all night long. And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 178 pages
...the truth herein This present object made probation. Marcellus It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, 165 This bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The...
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The Elsinore Appeal: People Vs. Hamlet

New York Bar Association, Ny City Bar Association - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 192 pages
...cock. Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein our Savior's birth is celebrated, 165 This bird of dawning singeth all night long, And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch bath...
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The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol in Prose

Charles Dickens - Fiction - 2004 - 266 pages
...Hamlet's father, the officer Marcellus reflects on a Christmas legend: It faded on the crowing of a cock. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein...singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad. (1.1.138-42). This "legend" may have been entirely Shakespeare's invention. 14. Saint...
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