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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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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1909
...show. King. Call them forth quickly; we will do so. Arm. Holla! approach. 900 Re-enter Holof ernes, Nathaniel, Moth, Costard, and others. This side is...Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; 910 906. Gerarde in his Herbal, I597, says, that the flat cucult cardamine, &c., are called "in English...
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The Pageant of English Poetry

Robert Maynard Leonard - English poetry - 1909 - 606 pages
...for Jove, Turning mortal for thy love. W. SHAKESPEARE (Love's Labour's Lost, Act iv, Sc. iii). 827. 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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Shakespeare's Comedies

William Shakespeare - 1910 - 847 pages
...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...tree, Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; 397 Cuckoo, cuckoo : O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear I When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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Works ...

William Shakespeare - 1910
...this Ver, the Spring ; the one maintained by the owl, the other by the cuckoo. — Ver, begin. 891 Song Spring. When daisies pied and violets blue, And...tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo, — O word of fear, Unf leasing to a married ear ! 900 When shepherds pipe on oaten...
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English Poetry: With Introductions, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 40

English poetry - 1910
...excelling; She excels each mortal thing Upon the dull earth dwelling: To her let us garlands bring. p<5 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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Interpretations of Literature, Volume 2

Lafcadio Hearn - English literature - 1915
...treated as honest birds are treated by a cuckoo. And now you will understand Shakespeare's "Spring Song." 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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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Courts and courtiers - 1917 - 238 pages
...show. King. Call them forth quickly ; we will do so. Arm. Holla ! approach. goo Re-enter HOLOFEBNES, NATHANIEL, MOTH, COSTARD, and others This side is...SONG SPRING When daisies pied and violets blue And lady-jmocks all silver-white And cucjcoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, The...
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The Home Book of Verse: American and English, 1580-1918

American poetry - 1918 - 4009 pages
...love of men. Richard Hovcy [1864—1900] GLINTS O' SUNSHINE SONG From " Love's Labor's Lost" I — Cuckoo, cuckoo, — 0 word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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Shakespeare's Comedies

William Shakespeare - 1921 - 847 pages
...our show. King. Call them forth quickly ; we will do so. Arm. Holla ! approach. Re-enter Holojernes, Nathaniel, Moth, Costard and others. This side is...tree, Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; 397 Cuckoo, cuckoo : O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear ! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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Shakespeare, a Play in Five Episodes

Harold F. Rubinstein, Clifford Bax - Dramatists - 1921 - 117 pages
...and crosses to the door, right, where he stands listening. A VOICE. [Within, singing to the lute.] "When daisies pied and violets blue, And ladysmocks...tree Mocks married men ; for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo : O word of fear, Unplea«ing to the married ear ! " A passage for the lute. [Enter,...
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