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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 Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: According to the Improved Text of Edmund ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...Some say, that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long ; And then, they...nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, No fairy takes,2 nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. Ho. So have I heard,...
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Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1858
...Some say, that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then, they...hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is that time. Hor. So have I heard, and do in part believe it. But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad,...
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Some Shakespearean Themes: And An Approach to 'Hamlet'

Lionel Charles Knights - Literary Criticism - 1966 - 259 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...hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is that time. Now I cannot believe that these lines were put in for the sake of an incidental bit of 'poetry'...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 63

Nineteenth century - 1908
...the belief 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 hallowed and so gracious is the time. Horatio's answer : So I have heard, and do in part believe it,...
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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights, Lionel Charles Knights - Literary Criticism - 1979 - 308 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...hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is that time. Now I cannot believe that these lines were put in for the sake of an incidental bit of 'poetry'...
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History, Tales, and Sketches

Washington Irving - Literary Collections - 1983 - 1126 pages
...festival: Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they...wholesome — then no planets strike, No fairy takes, no witch hath power to charm, So hallowed and so gracious is the time. Amidst the general call to happiness,...
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Dude On Arrival: A Christmas Mystery

J. S. Borthwick - Fiction - 1992 - 306 pages
...and stars. "Remember Marcellus in the first act? About Christmas Eve? ". . . 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." "Except," said Alex, "after that things really went downhill in Denmark." "Never mind. I think this...
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Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays ...

Janet Adelman - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 379 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. (1.1.162-69) Through an incipient pun, Marcellus transforms the god of day into the Son...
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Seven Bells to Bethlehem: The O Antiphons of Advent

Oliver Treanor - Religion - 1995 - 133 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 (Hamlet, 1, i, 158-164). SEVEN BELLS TO BETHLEHEM THE O ANTIPHONS COVER: A detail from Winter Landscape,...
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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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