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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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A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

David Lyle Jeffrey - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 960 pages
...Horatio and Mancellus understand it to be of demonic origin (1 . 1 .149-56). Marcellus then observes: Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein Our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bind of dawning singeth all night long. And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights...
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The First Quarto of Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 144 pages
...probation. MARCELLUS It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes 115 Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird...singeth all night long, And then they say no spirit dare walk abroad; The nights are wholesome, then no planet strikes, No fairy 1akes, nor witch hath...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Mary Foakes, R. A. Foakes - Drama - 1998 - 516 pages
...Festivals 1 Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Savior's birth is celebrated, 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 hath...
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Joyce's Book of Memory: The Mnemotechnic of Ulysses

John S. Rickard - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 240 pages
...fearful summons”), and Marcellus explains the role the cock's crow plays in the Christmas season, when “The bird of dawning singeth all night long, / And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad” (1.1.147—61). References to “Who Killed Cock Robin?” (“Who'll read the...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey ...

Washington Irving, Haskell S. Springer - Fiction - 1999 - 339 pages
...feathery dames," was thought, by the common people to announce the approach of this sacred festival: 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 dares stir abroad; The nights...
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The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology

Edward L. Ferman, Gordon Van Gelder - Fiction - 1999 - 381 pages
...mixed in the legend that animals can talk at midnight, when Christmas Eve becomes Christmas Day.” Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes. Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singetb all night long, And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 296 pages
...truth herein 155 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, This bird of dawning singeth all night long, ro And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The...
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Stitches in Time

Barbara Michaels - Fiction - 2009 - 400 pages
...different. “Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes, Wherein our Saviours birth is celebrated, 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 hath...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...confine: and of the truth herein This present object made probation. 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. So have I heard,and do in part believe it. But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, Walks o'er the...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - Religion - 2000 - 218 pages
...9 Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast. Ben Jonson, Epicoene (1609) 10 Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein...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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