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 201850Full view
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...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...