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" When shepherds pipe on oaten straws And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks, When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws, And maidens bleach their summer smocks The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo: O... "
The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr., embracing a ... - Page 165
by William Shakespeare - 1850
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet

William Shakespeare - 1869 - 1046 pages
...Unpleasing to a married ear. n. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks are ploughmen's clock*, T 钏 in. Winter. When icicles hang by the vail, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs...
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The complete works of Shakspere, with a memoir, and essay, by ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1870 - 836 pages
...men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo ; — O word of fear, Unceasing to a married ear ! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks...cuckoo ; — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married car ! WINTER. When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail. And Tom bears logs...
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The birds of Shakespeare: critically examined, explained, and illustrated

James Edmund Harting - Birds - 1871 - 354 pages
...appears early in Spring, and is in blootn at the same time as the other flowers named in the song. II. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry...cuckoo, O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear." In the old copies the four first lines of the first stanza are arranged in couplets thus : — " When...
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Songs of Nature

American poetry - 1873 - 296 pages
...men, for thus sings he : Cuckoo ! Cuckoo, cuckoo ! — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks...cuckoo! — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! II. When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into...
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Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for ...

William Shakespeare - 1875 - 584 pages
...men, for thus sings lie, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cnckoo, — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! II. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry...cuckoo, — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! Winttr. When icicles hang by the wall. And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into...
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Parnassus

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1875 - 534 pages
...men ; for thus sings lie, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo, — O word of fear! Unpleasing to a married ear! II. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry...cuckoo, — O word of fear ! Unpleasing to a married ear ! When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into the...
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The works of William Shakspeare, life, glossary &c. repr. from the ..., Part 73

William Shakespeare - 1875
...Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo, — O, word of fear I Unpleasing to a married ear. When shepherds pipe он the devil, — Hot. And I can teach thee, coz, to...sworn, I have power to shame him O, while you live, o/ fear! Unpleasing to a married ear. Winter. When icicles hang by the wall. And Dick the shepherd...
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Love's Labours Lost: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1969 - 284 pages
...Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, 900 And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks, When turtles...cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! The Owl sings When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, 910 And Tom bears...
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An Anthology of Pure Poetry

George Moore - English poetry - 1973 - 194 pages
...married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo; O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear I II When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry...cuckoo; O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! Ill When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into the...
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Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare

Linda Bamber - Drama - 1982 - 212 pages
...married men; for thus sings he, "Cuckoo! Cuckoo, cuckoo!" O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks...cuckoo!" O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! Winter When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into...
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