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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. "
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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - Drama - 2005 - 117 pages
...listens. OBERON and PUCK don 't see him. OBERON speaks with urgency.) OBERON. Thou rememb'rest. 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? PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw, but though couldst not, Flying between the cold moon...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 pages
...this grove Till Itormenttheeforthis injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music? Alright, go then. But you're not leaving this wood till I've punished you for your...
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Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music R Larry Todd - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 683 pages
...5.12a, bl, and perhaps alluding to Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play, where Oberon recalls having "heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, / Uttering...stars shot madly from their spheres, / To hear the sea maid's music." Then the overture concludes with the timeless wind chords, and we are released from...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, 1 50 Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the...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...
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The Perennial Satirist: Essays in Honour of Bernfried Nugel, Presented on ...

Peter Edgerly Firchow, Hermann Josef Real - Literary Collections - 2005 - 382 pages
...("And mermaid-like awhile they bore her up"); Midsummer-Night's Dream, II, i, 149—52 ("Since once I sat upon a promontory, / And heard a mermaid on...breath / That the rude sea grew civil at her song"); Antony and Cleopatra, II, ii, 216-17 ("Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, / So many mermaids, tended...
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The Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like it in the Universe

Phineas Taylor Barnum - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 258 pages
...there seems testimony enough to establish it -Chambers. History of Mermaids. Thou remberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a Mermaid on a...breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song. -Shakespeare. "j^^Taturalists for the most part not only discredit the existence of mer-people, but...
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The Misericords of Norwich Cathedral

Martial Rose - Architecture - 1994 - 71 pages
...seen in the company of dolphins (21 ) Oberon, too, recalls this association when he tells Puck that he 'heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back/ Uttering such...and harmonious breath/ That the rude sea grew civil with her song'. (A Midsummer .Might's Dream. II . i. 150). In this carving the lion is not a symbol...
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Music of the Sirens

Linda Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - Music - 2006 - 440 pages
...of a global favorite of today, an English playwright from the age of colonial expansion: . .. 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. 5 The siren's acoustic power and its capacity to affect the external world span centuries and cultures,...
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Pseudonymous Shakespeare: Rioting Language in the Sidney Circle

Penny McCarthy - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 257 pages
...Shakespeare's version. Oberon says to Puck My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (II. 1.1 48-54) It might be objected that a mermaid on a dolphin's back cannot be a poetic reminiscence...
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Music of the Sirens

Linda Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - Music - 2006 - 440 pages
...of a global favorite of today, an English playwright from the age of colonial expansion: . . . once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music.5 The siren's acoustic power and its capacity to affect the external world span centuries and...
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