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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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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...world By their increase now knows not which is which. Love in Idleness. Thou reiuembcr'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a...civil at her song; And certain stars shot madly from thcit spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not) Flying between...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 2

John Nichols - Eighteenth century - 1817
...Sc, 2: Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, Ar>d heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's bad; Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the Sea-maid's musick. To which these are an introduction. The compliment made to Queen Elizabeth in the following...
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Blackwood's Magazine

1831
...Chatelar : well might Elizabeth fear her — " The mermaid, Uttering such dulcet anil harmonious sound, That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear tho sea-maid's music." The Stuarts, an ingenious but unhappy race, were cultivators and encouragers...
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Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, Volume 2

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1818 - 522 pages
...RENEWAL OF NORFOLK'S INTRIGUES alludes in the following ingenious and exquisite passage. . . . . " Once I sat upon a promontory, . •. And heard a Mermaid...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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The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1818
...grove, Till I torment thee for this injury My gentle Puck, come hither : Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's musick. Puck. I remember. Obe. That very time I saw, (but thou could'st not,) Flying between the cold...
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Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale, Volume 3

Lady Morgan (Sydney) - 1818
...Rosbrin's grasp. " Rememberest thou," proceeded .Lord Rosbrin, emphatically, "rememberest thou, since once I sat upon a promontory, and heard a mermaid, on a...harmonious breath, that the rude sea grew civil at her song ?" " Why, then, upon my credit, I can't say I do,'' returned Crawley, with another impatient effort...
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The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1819
...torment thee for this injury. — s My gentle Puck, come hither : Thou remepber'st Since once I sat upov a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's...her song ; And certain stars shot madly from their sphere!, To hear the sea-maid's musick. 1'nck. I remember. О/и . That very time I saw, (but thou...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Volume 47

English literature - 1836
...on record; but it shows that he entertained the same mixed notion of the mermaid and siren. " Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music." Midsummer Night's Dream. A siren then, in the modern sense of the word, may be regarded as a mermaid...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...grove, Till I torment thee for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither: thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's musie. Puck. I remember. Obe. That very time I saw, (but thou couldst not,) Flying between the cold...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1821
...mermaid, on a dolphin's back, PUCK. I remember. OBE. That very time I saw, (but thou could'st not,) Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's musick.] The first thing observable on these words is, that this action of the mcrmnid is laid in the...
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