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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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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Alexander Leggatt, Professor of English Alexander Leggatt - Literary Collections - 2002 - 237 pages
...festivities organized for Elizabeth at Elvetham in 1591: OBERON My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou remembr'est 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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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...especially fine music-passages. The first is Oberon's: My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. (ui 148) This is a typical Shakespearian speech. 'Promontory' we meet again in fine and important passages...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...fcr this injury. — My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememSince once I sat upon a promontory, *nd ND. I have given over, I will speak no more: Do what...notliing can redeem it. LADY PERCY. O, yet, for God's s OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst not — Flying between the cold moon and the earth,...
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Flirting with Mermaids

John Kretschmer - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 2003 - 226 pages
...1-57409-164-6 For Lesa, for understanding why I had to write and for Joe, who will never sail the boat he built Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A Midsummer Night's Dream "Have you ever seen her?" he asked. "Often and often."...
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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 211 pages
...episode long ago ("Thou rememb'rest / Since . . . ?" [2.1.148-49]), he describes how he once . . . sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (2.1.149-54) The mermaid's voice was so sweet and harmonious that it was able to affect both the sea...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...that shot from their spheres means " the princes who sprang from their allegiance to Queen Elizabeth." Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory,...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Act ii. sc. 1 (1592). These " stars " were the earl of Northumberland, the earl of Westmoreland, and...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...earlier, to charm the queen. "Thou rememb'rest," the Fairy king Oberon asks his principal assistant, Puck, 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) It is worth reading the last three lines aloud for oneself to see how perfectly they serve...
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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - Drama - 2005 - 117 pages
...and listens. OBERON and PUCK don 't see him. OBERON speaks with urgency.) OBERON. 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 though couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 pages
...not from this grove Till Itormenttheeforthis injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music? Alright, go then. But you're not leaving this wood till I've punished you for your...
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Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music R Larry Todd - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 683 pages
...5.12a, bl, and perhaps alluding to Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play, where Oberon recalls having "heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, / Uttering...stars shot madly from their spheres, / To hear the sea maid's music." Then the overture concludes with the timeless wind chords, and we are released from...
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