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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
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Sogno di una notte di mezza estate

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2006 - 191 pages
...for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory 150 And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...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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Literature and Human Equality

Stewart Justman - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 167 pages
...do not — "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" (3.2.1 15) — andOberon can see what Puck cannot: "That very time I saw (but thou couldst not), / Flying between the cold moon and the earth, / Cupid all arm'd" (2.1.155-57). But through all of this stratification runs a common strain of folly. Oberon himself...
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Seafaring Lore and Legend

Peter Jeans - Sports & Recreation - 2007 - 382 pages
...example, chapter 17, Sea Monsters, for a discussion of this perennial topic). MERMAIDS "Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. " WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Thus speaks Oberon, Shakespeare's king of the fairies,...
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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - Literary Collections - 2007 - 516 pages
...Night's Dream," is one of the most extravagant things in literature : " 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." This is so marvelously told that it almost seems probable. So the description of Mark Antony : " For...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Art

Russell A. Fraser - 1988
...mermaid, saluting the "fair vestal" Elizabeth, gave Shakespeare's fairy king some good lines: Once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid, on a...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music. Arion had a speech, addressed to the Queen, but making too free of the silver wine...
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Peripheral Vision

Patricia Ferguson - Fiction - 2007 - 335 pages
...gropingly, Once I sat upon a promontory, he remembered suddenly, and heard a mermaid on a dolphins back uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath that...from their spheres, to hear the sea-maid's music. 'Are you all right, Will?' He smiled at her. 'In rep in Birmingham there, for a second. The Dream....
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The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses

Elinor De Wire - Pets - 2007 - 328 pages
...than this." Thou rememb 'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin s back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid 's music. Epilogue A view from above a Fresnel lens on display at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse...
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