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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. "
Midsummer-night's dream. Love's labor's lost. Merchant of Venice. As you ... - Seite 20
von William Shakespeare - 1836
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 360 Seiten
...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 Seiten
...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 - 226 Seiten
...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 Seiten
...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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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 Seiten
...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,...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 Seiten
...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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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - 2005 - 117 Seiten
...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...spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw, but though couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid,...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 Seiten
...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...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 for your...
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Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music R Larry Todd - 2003 - 683 Seiten
...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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Pseudonymous Shakespeare: Rioting Language in the Sidney Circle

Penny McCarthy - 2006 - 257 Seiten
...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...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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