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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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English Songs and Ballads

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland - Ballads, English - 1902 - 352 pages
...poll : He is gone, he is gone, And we cast away moan : God ha' mercy on his soul ! WHEN DAISIES PIED 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 Shepherd's Pipe: Pastorial Poems of the XVI & XVII Centuries

Fitz Roy Carrington - English poetry - 1903 - 128 pages
...need, Then these delights my mind might move, To live with thee and be thy love. IBilJianI (1564-1616) 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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My Kalendar of Country Delights

Helen Rose Anne Milman Crofton - Country life - 1903 - 368 pages
...southern seas, And with them bring the genial breeze That wakes the drowsy hours." — EDWARD QUILINAN. " When daisies pied and violets blue, And lady-smocks...tree, Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo. When shepherds pipe an oaten straws And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks, When turtles tread, and...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. ibid. When daisies pied and violets blue, And lady-smocks...The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men. 1 Musical as is Apollo's lute. — MILTON : Comui, line 78. The words of Mercury are harsh after the...
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Songs from the Dramatists

Robert Bell - Ballads, English - 1904 - 320 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 l When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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Songs & Lyrics from the Dramatists, 1533-1777

Ballads, English - 1905 - 242 pages
...full many a man doth mark. And dares not answer nay. A Midsummer Night's Dream, SPRING AND WINTER I 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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A Sixteenth Century Anthology

Arthur Symons - 1906 - 468 pages
...Jove, Turning mortal for thy love. 34' When Daisies Pied and Violets Blue FROM LOVES 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 Works of Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - 1906 - 183 pages
...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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Love's Labour's Lost, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1906 - 183 pages
...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 Aldus Shakespeare: With Copious Notes and Comments, Volume 19

William Shakespeare - 1909
...followed in the end of our show. King. Call them forth quickly; we will do so. Arm. Holla! approach. 900 Re-enter Holofernes, Nathaniel, Moth, Costard, and...Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; 910 906. Gerarde in his Herbal, 1597, says, that the flos cuculi cardamine, &c., are called "in English...
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