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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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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 1989 - 1280 pages
...NATHANIEL, MOTH, COSTARD, and others. This side is Hiems, Winter, this Ver, the Spring; the one maintain'd Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him...But if they will not, throw away that spirit, And I Cuckoo, cuckoo: О word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear! When shepherds pipe on oaten straws And...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...First, we have Spring, and all its delights painted, with yet a suggestion of man's married infelicity: 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! Unpleasmg to a married car. When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Political Science - 2002 - 228 pages
...married in an afternoon as she went to the garden for parsley to stuff a rabbit. Biondello — TS IV.iv 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! Armado — LLL V.ii Marriage is a matter...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...the song of winter, maintained by the cuckoo, and of spring, maintained by the owl. Spring's song is: 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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Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters

Frederick Kiefer - Drama - 2003 - 358 pages
...pastoral setting, a world of shepherds and ploughmen, as well as maidens bleaching smocks in the sun: 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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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - Poetry - 2007 - 544 pages
...to-witta-woo! Spring, the sweet spring! THOMAS NASHE ENGLISH (1567-1601?) When daisies pied, and violets blue 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 Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...time, and now doth time waste me. King Richard II act 5, sc. 5, 1. 49 (1595) Love's Labour's Lost 25 Churchyard" 1. n7 (1751) 11 Sweet is the breath of...shower, The bee's collected treasures sweet, Sweet Love's Labour's Lost act 5, sc. 2, 1. 885 (1595) 26 When icicles hang by the wall And Dick the shepherd...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1280 pages
...NATHANIEL, MOTH, COSTARD, and others. This side is Hiems, Winter, this Ver, the Spring; the one maintain'd by the owl, the other by the cuckoo. Ver, begin. The...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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Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 2007 - 296 pages
...shall not know; For still her cheeks possess the same Which native she doth owe. Act I. Sc.ll. SPRING 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! H When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,...
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