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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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Chronicles of Wolfert's roost and other papers. Author's ed, Volume 77

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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Palęstra musarum; or, Materials for translation into Greek verse, selected ...

Benjamin Hall Kennedy - 1856
...stay. O. 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 musick. P. I remember. O. That very time I saw (but thou could'st not), Flying...
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Bothwell: A Poem. In Six Parts

William Edmondstoune Aytoun - Imprisonment - 1856 - 267 pages
...following well-known lines in the " Midsummer Night's Dream ' ' were meant to apply to Mary : — " My gentle Puck, come hither : Thou remember'st Since...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music." This theory of Warburton's led to an animated controversy, his opponents...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Authorized Acting Edition

Peter Brook - 1974 - 193 pages
...Till l torment thee for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. ("9 Thou rememberest Since once l sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK l remember. OBERON That very time l saw — but thou couldst not —...
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Bottom, Thou Art Translated: Political Allegory in A Midsummer Night's Dream ...

Marion (Ansel) Taylor, Marion Ansel Taylor - Literary Collections - 1973 - 255 pages
...following passage in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Obe. .... My gentle Puck, come hither. 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. Puck. I remember. Obe. That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying...
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William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

Samuel Schoenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Renaissance Literature and Director Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies S Schoenbaum - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 384 pages
...witnessed the spectacle that Julv 18th, he found it unforgettable. 'Thou rememb'rest', Oberon reminds Puck, 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. And the Captain in Twelfth Night savs of Viola's brother, 'like Arion on...
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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...And certain stars 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....
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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...And certain stars 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...
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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...And certain stars 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...
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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, come hither. Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst not — Flying...
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