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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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Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music R Larry Todd - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 683 pages
...5.12a, bl, and perhaps alluding to Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play, where Oberon recalls having "heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, / Uttering...stars shot madly from their spheres, / To hear the sea maid's music." Then the overture concludes with the timeless wind chords, and we are released from...
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The Great Comedies and Tragedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 896 pages
...Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, 1 50 Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the...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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The Perennial Satirist: Essays in Honour of Bernfried Nugel, Presented on ...

Peter Edgerly Firchow, Hermann Josef Real - Literary Collections - 2005 - 382 pages
...IV, vii, 176 ("And mermaid-like awhile they bore her up"); Midsummer-Night's Dream, II, i, 149—52 ("Since once I sat upon a promontory, / And heard...breath / That the rude sea grew civil at her song"); Antony and Cleopatra, II, ii, 216-17 ("Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, / So many mermaids, tended...
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The Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like it in the Universe

Phineas Taylor Barnum - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 258 pages
...writers, there seems testimony enough to establish it -Chambers. History of Mermaids. Thou remberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a Mermaid...breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song. -Shakespeare. "j^^Taturalists for the most part not only discredit the existence of mer-people, but...
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Chapters on Spanish Literature

James Fitzmaurice Kelly - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 272 pages
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Webster's Chinese-traditional Thesaurus Edition

Icon Reference - Foreign Language Study - 2006 - 116 pages
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Webster's French Thesaurus

Icon Reference - Foreign Language Study - 2006 - 120 pages
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The Magic Casement - An Anthology of Fairy Poetry

Alfred Noyes - Poetry - 2006 - 412 pages
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The Idea of History

R. G. Colling Wood, R. G. Collingwood - History - 2006 - 372 pages
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Pseudonymous Shakespeare: Rioting Language in the Sidney Circle

Penny McCarthy - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 257 pages
...seaventh sittyng thus singing (az I say) withoout.13 Here is Shakespeare's version. Oberon says to Puck My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou remember'st Since...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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