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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 Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ... - Page 283
by William Shakespeare - 1883
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2003 - 156 pages
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...that shot from their spheres means " the princes who sprang from their allegiance to Queen Elizabeth." Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory,...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Act ii. sc. 1 (1592). These " stars " were the earl of Northumberland, the earl of Westmoreland, and...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...earlier, to charm the queen. "Thou rememb'rest," the Fairy king Oberon asks his principal assistant, Puck, Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? (2.1.148-54) It is worth reading the last three lines aloud for oneself to see how perfectly they serve...
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Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William ..., Volume 82

1984
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Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature 1879, Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 420 pages
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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - Drama - 2005 - 117 pages
...and listens. OBERON and PUCK don 't see him. OBERON speaks with urgency.) OBERON. Thou rememb'rest. 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 though couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 pages
...not from this grove Till Itormenttheeforthis injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music? Alright, go then. But you're not leaving this wood till I've punished you for your...
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