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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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...this grove Till I torment thee for this injury. — My gentle I*uck, come hither. Thou remember'st , my liege. SIR THOMAS ERPIKGHAM. Shall I attend your...other company. SIR THOMAS ERPINGHAM. The Lord in h I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst not — Flying between the cold moon...
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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...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, capture...
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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...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 all armed;...
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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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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...tomillo silvestre, Donde crecen las prímulas y las cabeceantes violetas, 6. Obe. Thou rememb'rest / Since once I sat upon a promontory, / And heard a...stars shot madly from their spheres / To hear the sea maid's nu1sic? / Puck. I remember. / Obe. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not), / Flying...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...and pedestrian. Oberon, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, ii, 1 , reminds Puck of such a rider: once 1 sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music. The dauphin, from the three dolphins on the coat-of-arms of the lords of the province...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...OBERON. My gentle Puck, come hither, Thou rememberest, When once I sat upon a promontory * And saw a mermaid on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet...spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — (but thou couldst not,) Flying Cupid between the cold moon and the...
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - Business & Economics - 2001 - 313 pages
...profession. And who does not recognize in a flash the voice of Paul Harvey when it comes on the radio? . . . once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid,...song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres . . . Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream. 2, 1 Voices of pleasant nature, spoken or sung, can definitely...
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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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