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" gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad; The nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare - Page 230
by William Shakespeare - 1823
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The Chicken Book

Page Smith, Charles Daniel - Nature - 2000 - 380 pages
...is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long ; And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad; The nights are wholesome ; then no planets...to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. Greek, Roman, Jew, and Christian all used the symbol of the cock. But its symbolic significance certainly...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - Religion - 2000 - 218 pages
...birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets...to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, I, i, 158-64 (c. 1603) 58 ICONOCLASM i The workman melteth a graven image,...
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Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories

Gene Wolfe - Fiction - 2001 - 384 pages
...birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets...hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is that time. — Hamlet Ii YOU SURE YOU REALLY WANT to hear about all this? I mean, me and Bully weren't...
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The Klingon Hamlet

Lawrence Schoen - Fiction - 2001 - 240 pages
...cock. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they...to charm; So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. So have I heard, and do in part believe it. But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, Walks o'er...
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Shakespeare for My Father: A One-woman Play in Two Acts

Lynn Redgrave, William Shakespeare - Biographical drama - 2001 - 61 pages
...birth is celebrated. The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then (they say) no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights are wholesome, then no planets...to charm: So hallow'd, and so gracious is the time. (The scene fades to Black.) Scene 3 (LYNN is behind the chair.) LYNN. When I was 8 years old, I discovered...
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Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 261 pages
...birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad, The nights are wholesome, then no planets...to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. The Tragedie of Hamlet 11 If thou art priuy to thy Countries Fate (Which happily foreknowing may auoyd)...
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Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 405 pages
...birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights are wholesome, then no planets...hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is that time. (1.1.163-69) Marcellus speaks of the purity of the night, where Horatio spoke of the light...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...cock. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they...to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. (ii 157) 'Gracious*. This speech is followed by Horatio's intensely beautiful lines on the dawn. The...
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Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 244 pages
...Hamlet: Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated. The bird of dawning singeth all night long, And then they say...No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallowed, and so gracious, is that time. (1.1.158-64) 5. Frances Yates, Shakespeare's Last Plays: A...
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The Merciful Rebuke Satan: The Short Stories and Searing Vision of Howard Riell

Howard Riell - Fiction - 2002 - 284 pages
...cock. Some saY that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they...NO fairy takes, nor witch hath Power to charm, So hallo w'd and so gracious is the time. HORATIO So have I heard and do in part believe it. But, look,...
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