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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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Shakespeare, a Play in Five Episodes

Harold F. Rubinstein, Clifford Bax - Dramatists - 1921 - 117 pages
...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, Unpleasing to the married ear ! " A passage for the lute. c [Enter,...
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An Anthology of the Poetry of the Age of Shakespeare

William Thomas Young - English poetry - 1923 - 307 pages
...of Iris' bow, Prided the running main, as it had been C, MARLOWE From Love's Labour's Lost, 1591 ? 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 And...
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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Courts and courtiers - 1962 - 213 pages
...the spring— the one maintained by the Owl, th'other by the Cuckoo. Ver begin. The Cuckoo sings 890 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, 900...
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Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare

Linda Bamber - Drama - 1982 - 212 pages
...moral-realistic meanings and pure convention. It is a good place, then, to continue the investigation of genre. 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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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1998 - 263 pages
...Spring: the one maintained by the owl, th'other by the cuckoo. Ver, begin. THE SONG SPRING (sinas) When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he : 880 'Cuckoo! 859 an' a day] Q (an'aday); and a day F 8f>oI Enter Armado] miwi ; Enter Braggart. OF...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...should they, since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself? (V, iii) Love's Labour's Lost too When daisies pied and violets blue. And lady-smocks...tree. Mocks married men, for thus sings he. Cuckoo, cuckoo! O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry...
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The Subtext of Form in the English Renaissance: Proportion Poetical

S. K. Heninger - Poetry - 1994 - 214 pages
...instance the poems are situated in the larger framework of the seasonal cycle, a truncated calendar: When daisies pied, and violets blue. And lady-smocks...tree Mocks married men; for thus sings he, "Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo" — O word of tear, Un pleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...NATHANIEL, MOTH, COSTARD, and others. This side is Hiems, Winter, this Ver, the Spring; the one maintain'd n army of good words; and I do know A many fools, that stand in Cuckoo, cuckoo: О word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws And...
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莎士比亞通論: 喜劇

顏元叔 - Comedy - 2001 - 812 pages
...介紹說是 Ho @ ofernes 與Nathan @ e @ 合寫的) , 是文選中的常客, 我們全文照祿: 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, And...
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Birth Passages: Maternity and Nostalgia, Antiquity to Shakespeare

Theresa M. Krier - Family & Relationships - 2001 - 266 pages
...form is relevant to my argument, as it has been in previous chapters, I quote the songs in at length: Spring: When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...tree Mocks married men; for thus sings he, "Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo" When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks are ploughman's clocks; When turtles...
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