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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 DRAMATIC WORKS FO WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE - Page 20
1850
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Eminent Characters of the English Revolutionary Period

Edwin Owen Jones - 1853 - 235 pages
...that of Shakspere's drama. In the latter we have Oberon's description of the mermaid's melody : " Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music."* This is not, however, to be compared, either in force or in delicacy, with the eulogy of the enchanter...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1854
...chide downright, if I longer stay. [Exeunt Titania, and her train. Obe. Well, go thy way : thou shall not from this grove, Till I torment thee for this...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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Shakespeare's Scholar: Being Historical and Critical Studies of His Text ...

Richard Grant White - 1854 - 504 pages
...on old Hyem's chin ? How did it get there ; and when it got there, how did it stay there ? " Oberon. Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory,...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music." How strangely felicitous the choice of epithet by Shakespeare ! and yet there is...
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The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Darlington, in the Bishoprick

William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe - 1854 - 374 pages
...a small ruinous apartment of the castle named l)t J3rimr'sf Cljambtr. M. &fje " Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's musick." Midsummer NigWi Dream. THE White Rose had ceased to bloom, but its fragrance was remembered....
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Bottom, Thou Art Translated: Political Allegory in A Midsummer Night's Dream ...

Marion (Ansel) Taylor, Marion Ansel Taylor - 1973 - 255 pages
...echoed inOberon 's Vision speech, which begins: Obe. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music .... A Midsummer Night's Dream, II, 1, 148-154 The Earl of Hertford, whose connections with Queen Elizabeth...
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William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

Samuel Schoenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Renaissance Literature and Director Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies S Schoenbaum - 1987 - 384 pages
...witnessed the spectacle that Julv 18th, he found it unforgettable. 'Thou rememb'rest', Oberon reminds Puck, Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. And the Captain in Twelfth Night savs of Viola's brother, 'like Arion on the dolphin's back, / I saw...
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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the ...

David Richman - 1990 - 197 pages
...her dotage. Like his consort, he employs striking rhythmic and figurative devices: Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (2.1.148-54) Obcron invests the herb with the power of the music he is describing. The playwright diverts...
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Shakespeare's Professional Career

Peter Thomson - 1999 - 236 pages
...impressionistically recalled by Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Thou remember'st Since once 1 sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (11.i.148-54) Open-air festivities, many of them directly linked to the Christian calendar, punctuated...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 678 pages
...hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back i to Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the...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...
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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

1995 - 99 pages
...from this grove Till I torment thee for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...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...
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