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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 Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Page 97
by William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pages
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The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853
...train. Obe. Well, go thy way : thou shalt not from this grove, Till I torment thee for this injury. — My gentle Puck, come hither : thou remember'st Since...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Puck. I remember. Obe. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not), Flying...
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The plays of Shakspere, carefully revised [by J.O.] with ..., Part 166, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1853
...Train. Obe. Well, go thy way : thou shalt not from this grove Till I torment thee for this injury. — My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberst Since...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music ? Puck. I remember. Obe. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not), Flying...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Old Copies, and by the ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 884 pages
...train. Obe. Well, go thy way : thou shall not from this grove, Till I torment thee for this injury.— My gentle Puck, come hither : thou remember'st Since...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Puck. I remember. Obe. That very time I saw (hut thou could'st not), Flying...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Dramatic and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1853
...this grove, Till I torment thee for this injury. — My gentle Puck, come hither : Thou rcmcmber'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Puck. I remember. 06. That тегу time I saw (but thou could'st not,'...
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The family Shakespeare [expurgated by T. Bowdler]. in ..., Part 64, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1853
...from this grove, Till I torment thee for this injury. — My gentle Puck, come hither: Thou remembe ^ Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's musick. Puck. I remember. Oberon. That very time I saw, but thou could'pt not,...
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Eminent Characters of the English Revolutionary Period

Edwin Owen Jones - 1853 - 235 pages
...that of Shakspere's drama. In the latter we have Oberon's description of the mermaid's melody : — " Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music."* This is not, however, to be compared, either in force or in delicacy,...
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Dictionary of Shakespearian Quotations: Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 418 pages
...ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour. TN i. 1. Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. MN ii. 2. Let there be no noise made, my gentle friends ; Unless some dull...
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Shakespeare's Scholar: Being Historical and Critical Studies of His Text ...

Richard Grant White - 1854 - 504 pages
...on old Hyem's chin ? How did it get there ; and when it got there, how did it stay there ? " Oberon. Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory,...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music." How strangely felicitous the choice of epithet by Shakespeare ! and yet...
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The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Darlington, in the Bishoprick

William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe - Darlington (England) - 1854 - 374 pages
...a small ruinous apartment of the castle named €l)t J3rimr'sf Cljambtr. M. &fje " Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's musick." Midsummer NigWi Dream. THE White Rose had ceased to bloom, but its fragrance...
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Wolfert's roost: and other sketches, Volume 78

Washington Irving - 1855
...reminded of Oberon's exquisite description of music and moonlight on the ocean : — " Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music." Indeed, I was in the very mood to conjure up all the imaginary beings with...
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