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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 Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 326
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Shakespeare : A Life: A Life

Park Honan - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 480 pages
...a mermaid rides on a dolphin, but Oberon reminds Puck, as if to conjure up the Kenilworth pageant: once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on...harmonious breath That the rude sea grew civil at her song. (11. i. It was never unwise to flatter the Queen, and even in the 1570s she protected the players....
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...tomillo silvestre, Donde crecen las prímulas y las cabeceantes violetas, 6. Obe. Thou rememb'rest / Since once I sat upon a promontory, / And heard a...stars shot madly from their spheres / To hear the sea maid's nu1sic? / Puck. I remember. / Obe. That very time I saw (but thou couldst not), / Flying...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 672 pages
...and pedestrian. Oberon, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, ii, 1 , reminds Puck of such a rider: once 1 sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music. The dauphin, from the three dolphins on the coat-of-arms of the lords of the province...
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - Business & Economics - 2001 - 313 pages
...profession. And who does not recognize in a flash the voice of Paul Harvey when it comes on the radio? . . . once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid,...song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres . . . Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream. 2, 1 Voices of pleasant nature, spoken or sung, can definitely...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...OBERON. My gentle Puck, come hither, Thou rememberest, When once I sat upon a promontory * And saw a mermaid on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet...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 Cupid between...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Alexander Leggatt, Professor of English Alexander Leggatt - Literary Collections - 2002 - 237 pages
...festivities organized for Elizabeth at Elvetham in 1591: OBERON My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou remembr'est Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...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 between the cold...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...especially fine music-passages. The first is Oberon's: My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. (ui 148) This is a typical Shakespearian speech. 'Promontory' we meet again in fine and important...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...fcr this injury. — My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememSince once I sat upon a promontory, *nd ND. I have given over, I will speak no more: Do what...And, but my going, notliing can redeem it. LADY P music. PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst not — Flying between the...
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Flirting with Mermaids

John Kretschmer - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 2003 - 226 pages
...1-57409-164-6 For Lesa, for understanding why I had to write and for Joe, who will never sail the boat he built Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A Midsummer Night's Dream "Have you ever seen her?" he asked. "Often and...
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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan H. Blits - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 211 pages
...episode long ago ("Thou rememb'rest / Since . . . ?" [2.1.148-49]), he describes how he once . . . sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (2.1.149-54) The mermaid's voice was so sweet and harmonious that it was able to affect both...
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