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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. "
CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE - Pagina 110
door THOMAS B. SHAW - 1870
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Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music R Larry Todd - 2003 - 683 pagina’s
...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 - 2005 - 896 pagina’s
...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 Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like it in the Universe

Phineas Taylor Barnum - 2005 - 258 pagina’s
...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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The Perennial Satirist: Essays in Honour of Bernfried Nugel, Presented on ...

Peter Edgerly Firchow, Hermann Josef Real - 2005 - 382 pagina’s
...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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Pseudonymous Shakespeare: Rioting Language in the Sidney Circle

Penny McCarthy - 2006 - 257 pagina’s
...withoout.13 Here is Shakespeare's version. Oberon says to Puck My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...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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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...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 span centuries and cultures,...
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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...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 span centuries and...
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Sogno di una notte di mezza estate

William Shakespeare - 2006 - 191 pagina’s
...for this injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory 150 And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such...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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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...madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. " WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Thus speaks Oberon, Shakespeare's king of the fairies,...
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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...from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music." This is so marvelously told that it almost seems probable. So the description of Mark Antony : " For...
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