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" The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids, that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 247
1820
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A History of Hand Knitting

Richard Rutt - 1987 - 248 pages
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Crayon Sketches

Theodore S. Fay - 2004 - 212 pages
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Shakespeare's Songbook, Volume 1

Ross W. Duffin, Fynette H Kulas Professor of Music Ross W Duffin - 2004 - 528 pages
...fellow come, the song we had last night: Mark it Cesario, it is old and plain; The Spinsters and the Knitters in the Sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chant it: it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. FESTE: Are you...
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Poems 1786

Helen Maria Williams - 1786 - 194 pages
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Folklore of Shakespeare 1883

T. F. Thiselton Dyer - 2004 - 536 pages
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When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England

B. S. Capp - 2004 - 398 pages
...in a company under the hedges'. And Shakespeare's Orsino refers casually to 'The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, | And the free maids that weave their thread with bones', singing old songs as they work together. 118 Monotonous work such as knitting and spinning devoured...
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Twelfth Night: Or What You Will

William Shakespeare - 2004 - 170 pages
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The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland

George Petrie - 2002 - 298 pages
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 222 pages
...exquisite reason for 't, but I have reason good enough. [Andrew — 2.3.143-44] The spinsters and the knitters in the sun And the free maids that weave their thread with bones Do use to chant it. [Orsino— 2.4.50-53] Come away, come away, death . . . [Fool— 2.4.58] She never told her...
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Shakespearian Comedy

H. B. Charlton - 2005 - 303 pages
...fellow, come, the song we had last night. Mark it, Cesario, it is old and plain; The spinsters and the knitters in the sun And the free maids that weave their thread with bones Do use to chant it. It is not only that song and music irradiate these plays — the very clown of one of them...
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