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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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English Renaissance Poetry: a Collection of Shorter Poems from Skelton To ...

Poetry - 460 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! When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into the hall....
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 276 pages
...reminiscent of cuckold, and its habit of Cuckoo, cuckoo!' 0 word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks...tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he: 'Cuckoo ! 890 Cuckoo, cuckoo !' 0 word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear. WINTER (sings) When icicles hang...
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The Subtext of Form in the English Renaissance: Proportion Poetical

S. K. Heninger - Poetry - 1994 - 228 pages
...men; for thus sings he, "Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo" — O word of tear, Un pleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks...cuckoo" — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When icicles hang bv the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into the hall....
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1290 pages
...married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo: О word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! visions did appear. And this weak an О word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! WINTER. When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 750 pages
...Unpleasing to a married ear! /When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, /And merry larks are ploughman's clocks, /When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,...cuckoo; O word of fear, / Unpleasing to a married ear! / Wínfer. When ¡cicles hang by the wall, / And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, / And Tom bears...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 368 pages
...married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo, — O word of fear! Unpleasmg to a married car. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks...cuckoo, — O word of fear! Unpleasing to a married ear. Then Winter, freezing and cruel: Winter. When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden, Wystan Hugh Auden - Drama - 2002 - 428 pages
...married men; for thus sings he, "Cuckoo! Cuckoo, cuckoo!" O word of fear, Unpleasing to the married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks...cuckoo!" O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear. Winter's song is: When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1286 pages
...married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo: О word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! ierce endeavour of your wit To enforce the pained...ROSALINE. Why, that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, Wh О word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! WINTER. When icicles hanc by the wall, And Dick the shepherd...
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Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters

Frederick Kiefer - Literary Collections - 2003 - 378 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! (lines 894-911) Winter, while acknowledging cold and ice, manages to find comfort in mundane seasonal...
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Art and Experience

Ananta Charana Sukla - Art - 2003 - 234 pages
...married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo: O words of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When Shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks...men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo: O words of feat; Unpleasing to a married ear! I choose this "song" because the locus of one's appreciation...
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