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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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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - 1849 - 465 pages
...feathery dames," was thought by the common people to announce the approach of this sacred festival : " Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein...of dawning singeth all night long ; And then, they aay, no spirit dares stir abroad ; The nights are wholesome — then no planets strike, No fairy takes,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 28

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1850
...Christmas-tide, during which hallowed period no evil spirits are permitted to exercise their spells : • ' Some say, that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein...singeth all night long ; And then, they say, no spirit stirs abroad ; The nights are wholesome ; then no planet strikes ; No fairy takes, nor witch hath power...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1883
...in Hamlet, I. i. — that when " that season comes AVherein 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." WCB CHRISTMAS PASTIMES...
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 pages
...and of the truth herein This present object made probation. || THE REVERENCE PAID TO CHRISTMAS TIME. It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say. that...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. MORNING. But, look,...
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The New American Speaker: A Collection of Oratorical and Dramatical Pieces ...

John Celivergos Zachos - Elocution - 1851 - 552 pages
...day ; and, at his warning, Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air, The extravagant and erring spirit hies To his confine : and of the truth herein This...ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birtli is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then they say no spirit dares...
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Works, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1851
...feathery dames," was thought by the common people to announce the approach of this sacred festival : " Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein...they say, no spirit dares stir abroad ; The nights arc wholesome — then no planets strike, No fairy tnkes, no witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd...
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What Happens in Hamlet

J. Dover Wilson - Literary Criticism - 1959 - 357 pages
...clear that his Ghost is a Christian one. I refer to the lines j ust mentioned, spoken by Marcellus: 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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Hamlet

Denmark - 1964 - 144 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. HORATIO. So have I...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 63

1908
...to the belief 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 hallowed and so gracious is the time. Horatio's answer : So...
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1980 - 383 pages
...erring spirit hies To his confine. And of the truth herein This present object made probation. MARCELLUS 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; then no planets strike; No fairy takes; nor witch hath...
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