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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. "
Twelfth-night ; Measure for measure ; Much ado about nothing ; Midsummer ... - Page 324
by William Shakespeare, Alexander Chalmers - 1811
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The Family tutor, Volume 1

...Radiaria, on the contrary, have as their dwelling 'The sea, the sea, the open sea." Shakspeare tells us of 'A mermaid on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the Sea-maid's music." I will not venture to affirm that these stars were changed into Sea-jellies and Star-fishes,...
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Supernatural Illusions

P. I. Begbie - 1851
...Tenasserim Provinces. CHAPTER XXIII. " Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard n mermaid on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet...certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea maid's music !" MIDBUHMK& NIGHT'S DREAH , Act ii., Scene 3. OF SEA MONSTERS. Dr. Brauner, in this...
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Laughter, Pain, and Wonder: Shakespeare's Comedies and the Audience in the ...

David Richman - Drama - 1990 - 197 pages
...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...shot 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...
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Shakespeare's Professional Career

Peter Thomson - Drama - 1999 - 236 pages
...impressionistically recalled by Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Thou remember'st Since once 1 sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (11.i.148-54) Open-air festivities, many of them directly linked to the Christian calendar,...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back i to Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the...shot madly from their 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...
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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

English drama - 1995 - 99 pages
...from this grove Till I torment thee for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their 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...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...go thy way: thou shall not from this grove Till I torment thee for this injury. — My gentle I*uck, bear music. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst not — Flying between the cold...
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Practical Solitary Magic

Nancy B. Watson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1996 - 288 pages
...(Ondine) sits in her grotto upon a rock, lazily combing her hair and admiring her image in a mirror. [O]nce I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. . . 17 The passing male who spies this vision is doomed, for she will lure him to her side,...
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Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art ...

Roberta J. M. Olson, Jay M. Pasachoff - Art - 1999 - 383 pages
...and Arthur Rackham later illustrated with similar images [Figs. 150, 151]. Shakespeare's text reads: Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres. To hear the sea-maid's music. That very time I saw - but thou couldst not Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 490 pages
...infinite size. There is a specific geography, and the heavens are cold and high. Oberon. Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maids's music? Robin. I remember. Oberon. That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying between...
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