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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 Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Pagina 97
door William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pagina’s
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Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

Professor Naomi Miller - 2003 - 329 pagina’s
...study of A Midsummer Night 's Dream, my class was introduced to Oberon's speech in Act 2, Scene 1: Since once I sat upon a promontory. And heard a mermaid...at her song And certain stars shot madly from their spheres.1 The children's assignment was to rewrite this speech in their own words, with the proviso...
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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan H. Blits - 2003 - 211 pagina’s
...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...And certain stars 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...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 pagina’s
...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,...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Act ii. sc. 1 (1592). These " stars " were the earl of Northumberland, the...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - 2004 - 430 pagina’s
...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...And certain stars shot 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...
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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - 2005 - 117 pagina’s
...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...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw, but though couldst not,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 pagina’s
...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...And 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...
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Pseudonymous Shakespeare: Rioting Language in the Sidney Circle

Penny McCarthy - 2006 - 257 pagina’s
...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...And certain stars shot 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...
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Music of the Sirens

Linda Austern, Inna Naroditskaya - 2006 - 440 pagina’s
...words of a global favorite of today, an English playwright from the age of colonial expansion: . . . once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid on...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music.5 The siren's acoustic power and its capacity to affect the external world...
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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - 2007 - 516 pagina’s
...Midsummer Night's Dream," is one of the most extravagant things in literature : " Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music." This is so marvelously told that it almost seems probable. So the description...
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Seafaring Lore and Legend

Peter Jeans - 2007 - 382 pagina’s
...Horatio (see, for example, chapter 17, Sea Monsters, for a discussion of this perennial topic). MERMAIDS "Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. " WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Thus speaks Oberon, Shakespeare's...
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