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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
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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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