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" Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks, When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws, And maidens bleach their summer smocks, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks... "
The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for ... - Page 512
by William Shakespeare - 1894
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Angling Reminiscences

Francis Francis - Fishing - 1887 - 248 pages
...fields are as green and golden as emerald grass and gorgeous buttercups can' make them ; and — Daises pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white,...tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ! I quote the lines because they ring with natural melody, and none that I know of so express the exuberant...
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Works: Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor. Measure for ...

William Shakespeare - 1889
...This Ver. the spring ; the one maintained by the owl, the other by the cuckoo. Ver, begin. SONG. I. SPRING. When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo, — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! II. When shepherds pipe on oaten...
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Lyrics from the Dramatists of the Elizabethan Age

Arthur Henry Bullen - Ballads, English - 1889 - 243 pages
...Juno but an Ethiope were; And deny himself for Jove, Turning mortal for thy love. SPRING AND WINTER. WHEN daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo,—O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Much ado about nothing. Love's labour's ...

William Shakespeare - 1891
...Winter, this Ver, the Spring ; the one maintained by the owl, the other by the cuckoo. Ver, begin. 880 THE SONG. • SPRING. When daisies pied and violets...meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, 885 Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo : O word of fear, TTnpleasing to...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - 1894 - 139 pages
...show. King. Call them forth quickly ; we will do so. Arm. Holla ! approach. 900 Re-enter Hoiofernes, Nathaniel, Moth, Costard, and others. This side is...cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, Love's Labour's Lost s#> Actv. Sc. ii. The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men ; for thus...
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The Golden Pomp: A Procession of English Lyrics from Surrey to Shirley

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English poetry - 1895 - 382 pages
...jay, Are summer songs for me and my aunts, While we lie tumbling in the hay. XXVI CUCKOO Shaketpeare. WHEN daisies pied and violets blue, And lady-smocks...tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo : O word of fear, Unpleasing to the married ear ! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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English Pastorals

Edmund Kerchever Chambers - Country life - 1895 - 280 pages
...WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. (1564-1616.) LI. SPRING. From Love's Labour's Lost (1589?), Act v. Scene a. AI7HEN daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks all...tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, "Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo " : O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 33

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896
...No thought can think, nor tongue of mortal tell. SONG: SPRING AND WINTER From 'Love's Labour's Lost' SPRING WHEN daisies pied, and violets blue. And lady-smocks...tree Mocks married men, for thus sings he: Cuckoo, Cuckoo, cuckoo, — oh, word of fear! Unpleasing to a married ear. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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Shakespere's Works, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1897
...Winter, this Ver, the Spring ; the one maintained by the owl, the other by the cuckoo. Ver, begin. Spring. When daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks...tree, Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo : O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! II. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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English Lyrics: Chaucer to Poe, 1340-1809

William Ernest Henley - English poetry - 1897 - 412 pages
...earth dwelling : To her let us garlands bring. William Shakespeare. 107 'HIE MS, WINTER... VER, THE SPRING' WHEN daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...Mocks married men, for thus sings he : — Cuckoo ! Cuckoo, cuckoo — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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