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" It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say, that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long : % And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then... "
Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Othello. Glossarial index - Page 136
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics

Stephen W. Smith, Travis Curtright - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 244 pages
...Hamlet: Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated. The bird of dawning singeth all night long, And then they...nights are wholesome, then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallowed, and so gracious, is that time. (1.1.158-64) 5. Frances...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...the cock. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then,...nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. (ii 157) 'Gracious*....
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The Kendall/Hunt Anthology: Literature to Write About

K. H. Anthol - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 313 pages
...in earth or air, The extravagant and erring spirit hies To his confine; and of the truth herein 155 This present object made probation. Mar. It faded...season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated. The bird of dawning singeth all night long; 160 And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad; The...
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Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

Nicholas Brooke - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 232 pages
...cockcrow is discussed, at first as confirming popular belief, but it grows (of course) to more than that : It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say that...singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights are wholesome . . . (157-62) 'This bird of dawning' associated with Christian...
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Renaissance Go-betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Werner von Koppenfels - History - 2005 - 289 pages
...introduces yet another bit of folklore into the perplexed discussion on the ramparts of the castle: It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say that...singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad, The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power...
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Becketts Melodien: die Musik und die Idee des Zusammenhangs bei Schopenhauer ...

Franz Michael Maier - Music - 2006 - 337 pages
...handelt sich um die Lehre von der apotropäischen Wirkung des Hahnenkrähens in der Weihnachtszeit. Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein...singeth all night long. And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike; No fairy takes; nor witch hath...
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