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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 comedies, histories, tragedies and poems of William Shakspere, ed. by C ... - Page 363
by William Shakespeare - 1851
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Pseudonymous Shakespeare: Rioting Language in the Sidney Circle

Penny McCarthy - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 257 pages
...withoout.13 Here is Shakespeare's version. Oberon says to Puck My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (II. 1.1 48-54) It might be objected that a mermaid on a dolphin's back cannot be a poetic reminiscence...
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Music of the Sirens

Linda Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - Music - 2006 - 440 pages
...words of a global favorite of today, an English playwright from the age of colonial expansion: . .. once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. 5 The siren's acoustic power and its capacity to affect the external world span centuries and cultures,...
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Music of the Sirens

Linda Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - Music - 2006 - 440 pages
...words of a global favorite of today, an English playwright from the age of colonial expansion: . . . once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music.5 The siren's acoustic power and its capacity to affect the external world span centuries and...
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Sogno di una notte di mezza estate

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2006 - 191 pages
...for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory 150 And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...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...
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Seafaring Lore and Legend

Peter Jeans - Sports & Recreation - 2007 - 382 pages
...Horatio (see, for example, chapter 17, Sea Monsters, for a discussion of this perennial topic). MERMAIDS "Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. " WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Thus speaks Oberon, Shakespeare's king of the fairies,...
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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - Literary Collections - 2007 - 516 pages
...Midsummer Night's Dream," is one of the most extravagant things in literature : " Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music." This is so marvelously told that it almost seems probable. So the description of Mark Antony : " For...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Art

Russell A. Fraser - 1988
...and the mermaid, saluting the "fair vestal" Elizabeth, gave Shakespeare's fairy king some good lines: Once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid,...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music. Arion had a speech, addressed to the Queen, but making too free of the silver wine...
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