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" Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves, And ye that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune and do fly him When he comes back ; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not... "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Printed from the Text of J ... - Page 131
by William Shakespeare - 1844
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Fairy Tales, legends and romances illustrating Shakespeare and other early ...

Dwarfs - 1977 - 426 pages
...sung." Their employment is thus charmingly represented by Shakespeare, in the address of Prospero — " Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves,...back ; you demy-puppets, that By moonshine do the green-sour ringlets make,1 'Whereof the ewe not bites : and you whose pastime Is to make midnight mushrooms...
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A Short History of English Versification from the Earliest Times to the ...

Max Kaluza - English language - 1911 - 396 pages
...better wisdoms, which have freely gone With this affair along: for all, our thanks. (Hamlet I, 2, 1 ff.) Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves;...ebbing Neptune and do fly him When he comes back; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make Whereof the ewe not bites; and you whose...
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Shakespeare, Contemporary Critical Approaches

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 187 pages
...accepts the possibility of the fall he was so anxious, in that earlier scene at the zenith, to avoid: Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves;...ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites; and you...
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Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare

Linda Bamber - Drama - 1982 - 212 pages
...elements/Be free, and fare thou well!" (.1.318-19). Nor is there sadness in the famous renunciation speech: Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves,...ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites; and you...
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Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare

Linda Bamber - Drama - 1982 - 212 pages
...Be free, and fare thou well!" (Vi 318-19). Nor is there sadness in the famous renunciation speech: Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves,...Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he conies back; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not...
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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ...

Gilbert Highet - Literary Criticism - 1949 - 802 pages
...quote an angry line from Dido's reproaches.47 As for magic, Prospero's incantation in The Tempest: Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves...ebbing Neptune and do fly him When he comes back; you demi-puppets, that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make Whereof the ewe not bites; and you,...
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Children's Literature of the English Renaissance

Warren W. Wooden - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 181 pages
...of early English children's literature A Child's Garden of Sprites: English Renaissance Fairy Poetry Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves,...ebbing Neptune and do fly him When he comes back,. you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make Whereof the ewe not bites, and you,...
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Shakespeare's Soliloquies

Wolfgang Clemen - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 211 pages
...printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him 35 When he comes back; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,...that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid — 40 Weak masters though ye be— -I have bedimm'd The noontide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds,...
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Words that Taste Good

Bill Moore - Poetry - 1987 - 175 pages
...physical. Poets, after all, do compare the most unlikely things! We might remember, with love, the seaside. Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves,...ebbing Neptune and do fly him When he comes back. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE I like that printless foot. And ebbing Neptune reminds us that allusion is so important...
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Ovid Renewed: Ovidian Influences on Literature and Art from the Middle Ages ...

Charles Martindale - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 298 pages
...with Shakespeare and with one of the most wondrous tributes ever paid by one great poet to another : Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves...ebbing Neptune and do fly him When he comes back, you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make Whereof the ewe not bites, and you whose...
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