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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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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - Literature - 1897
...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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A Book of Old English Love Songs

Hamilton Wright Mabie - English poetry - 1897 - 158 pages
...blithe and bonny, Converting all your sounds of woe Into, Hey nonny, nonny. — William Shakespeare. 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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English lyrics from Spenser to Milton, intr. by J. Dennis

John Dennis - 1898
...rain ; Or as the pearls of morning's dew, Ne'er to be found again. WHEN DAISIES PIED W. SHAKESPEARE 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 ! 19 When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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Songs from the Plays of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Ernest Rhys - 1898 - 84 pages
...wind and the rain, But that's all one, our play is done, And we'll strive to please you every day. WHEN daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks...tree, Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo : — O word of fear, Unpleasmg to a married ear ! 44 And merry larks are ploughmen's...
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The Works of Shakespeare: Love's labour's lost

William Shakespeare - 1906
...HOLOFERNES, NATHANIEL, MOTH, COSTARD, and others. This side is Hiems, Winter, this Ver, the Spring ; the 880 one maintained by the owl, the other by the cuckoo....lady-smocks all silver-white And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue 885 Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men ; for thus...
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The Vale Shakespeare, Volume 26

William Shakespeare - 1901
...Spring; the one maintained by the owl, the other by the cuckoo.— Ver, begin. SPRING. When dasies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks all silver-white...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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With Historical and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1901
...followed in the end of our show. King. Call them forth quickly; we will do so. Arm. Holla! approach. Re-enter Holofernes, Nathaniel, Moth, Costard, and...cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, 900 The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo: O...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1901
...our show. King. Call them forth quickly ; we will do so. Arm. Holla! approach. Re-enter Holofcrncs, Nathaniel, Moth, Costard, and others. This side is...cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, 900 The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo...
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Shakespeare's Songs

William Shakespeare - 1901 - 140 pages
...and grief of heart Fall asleep, or hearing, die. ACT III., SCENE I. ' 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 : — O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English poetry - 1901 - 1084 pages
...Ethiop were; And deny himself for Jove, Turning mortal for thy love. Spring and Winter l2f. i VVTHEN 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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