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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 Rival Collection of Prose and Poetry, for the Use of Schools, Colleges ... - Page 121
1872 - 504 pages
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...fine music-passages. The first is Oberon's: My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. (ui 148) This is a typical Shakespearian speech. 'Promontory' we meet again in fine and important passages...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...fcr this injury. — My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememSince once I sat upon a promontory, *nd ND. I have given over, I will speak no more: Do what...but my going, notliing can redeem it. LADY PERCY. O PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst not — Flying between the cold...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Alexander Leggatt, Professor of English Alexander Leggatt - Literary Collections - 2002 - 237 pages
...certain stars 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 cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd. A certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loos'd his love-shaft smartly...
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Flirting with Mermaids

John Kretschmer - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 2003 - 224 pages
...Lesa, for understanding why I had to write and for Joe, who will never sail the boat he built Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A Midsummer Night's Dream "Have you ever seen her?" he asked. "Often and often."...
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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan H. Blits - Drama - 2003 - 211 pages
...episode long ago ("Thou rememb'rest / Since . . . ?" [2.1.148-49]), he describes how he once . . . sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (2.1.149-54) The mermaid's voice was so sweet and harmonious that it was able to affect both the sea...
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Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

Professor Naomi Miller - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 329 pages
...Midsummer Night 's Dream, my class was introduced to Oberon's speech in Act 2, Scene 1: Since once I sat upon a promontory. And heard a mermaid on a...at her song And certain stars shot madly from their spheres.1 The children's assignment was to rewrite this speech in their own words, with the proviso...
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Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare, Arthur Rackham - Art - 2003 - 170 pages
...grove Till I torment thee for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a...harmonious breath That the rude sea grew civil at her songAod certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. PUCK. I remember....
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...the queen. "Thou rememb'rest," the Fairy king Oberon asks his principal assistant, Puck, Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? (2.1.148-54) It is worth reading the last three lines aloud for oneself to see how perfectly they serve...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...means " the princes who sprang from their allegiance to Queen Elizabeth." Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Act ii. sc. 1 (1592). These " stars " were the earl of Northumberland, the earl of Westmoreland, and...
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Cryptozoology: Science & Speculation

Chad Arment - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2004 - 393 pages
...these strange creatures, thus distinguished by the great dramatist with not less fancy than fable — I heard a Mermaid on a dolphin's back — Uttering such...breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song. — We shall transcribe the account of two incidents which were observed in the Southern Hemisphere....
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