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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 Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems of William Shakspere - Página 436
por William Shakespeare - 1851
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Say It Like Shakespeare: How to Give a Speech Like Hamlet, Persuade Like ...

Thomas Leech - 2001 - 313 páginas
...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 páginas
...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...spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw — (but thou couldst not,) Flying Cupid between the cold moon and the...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy

Alexander Leggatt, Professor of English Alexander Leggatt - 2002 - 237 páginas
...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...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, Cupid...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 360 páginas
...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...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 passages...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 páginas
...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...notliing can redeem it. LADY PERCY. O, yet, for God's s OBERON. That very time I saw — but thou couldst not — Flying between the cold moon and the earth,...
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Flirting with Mermaids

John Kretschmer - 2003 - 224 páginas
...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...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 often."...
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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan H. Blits - 2003 - 211 páginas
...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...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 the sea...
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Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

Professor Naomi Miller - 2003 - 329 páginas
...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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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 páginas
...spheres means " the princes who sprang from their allegiance to Queen Elizabeth." Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid,...from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Act ii. sc. 1 (1592). These " stars " were the earl of Northumberland, the earl of Westmoreland, and...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - 2004 - 430 páginas
...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...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 to see how perfectly they serve...
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