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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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The Poetical Works Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 2

Sir Walter Scott, Sir, Walter Scott, Sr. - 2006 - 388 pages
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Lives of the English Poets - From Johnson to Kirke White Designed as a ...

Henry Francis Cary - 2007 - 312 pages
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Lace-Making in the Midlands, Past and Present

C. C. Channer - 2007 - 168 pages
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Poems (Williams)

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Poor Women in Shakespeare

Fiona McNeill - 2007 - 255 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. (2.4.42-46) This obscure moment in a familiar play offers a compelling account of much larger...
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Selected Poems

Robert Fergusson - 2007 - 216 pages
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Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon: The Call of the Popular from the ...

Steve Newman - 2007 - 294 pages
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Oral Traditions and Gender in Early Modern Literary Texts

Mary Ellen Lamb, Karen Bamford - 2008 - 250 pages
...It is, after all, Feste who is called upon by Orsino to deliver the songs of "The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, / And the free maids that weave their thread with bones," not the women themselves (77V II. iv. 44-5). : In the early modern era, the anxiety over female chastity...
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The Second Mrs. Darcy: A Novel

Elizabeth Aston - 2007 - 352 pages
...Lady Sophronia had asked to see them. "I shall fetch it directly," she said. The Second Mrs. Darcy 251 "And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chant it: it is sooth—" Lord Rutherford's attention faltered for a moment. "Damn it, all these sibilants."...
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Dictionary of Shakespearean Quotations - Exhibiting the Most Forcible ...

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 432 pages
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