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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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Literary life and select works of Benjamin Stillingfleet [ed. by W. Coxe].

Benjamin Stillingfleet, William Coxe - 1811 - 480 pages
...ploughman whistling o'er the furrow'd land/' *' The milk-maid singing blithe," " The spinsters and the knitters in the Sun, And the free maids, that weave their thread with bone . Chaunting," were objects that drew the attention of two of the greatest poets the world has...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Sketch of the life of Shakspeare. Tempest ...

William Shakespeare - 1811 - 454 pages
...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 honest, Do use to chaunt it; it is silly soothj, And dallies with the innocence of love. Like the old...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1810
...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...with bones, Do use to chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, s And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. • Clo. Are you ready, sir ? Duke. Ay...
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Select Reviews, Volume 5

1812 - 470 pages
...fragments, which descend by tradition, and are early imprinted on every mind ; — " Which Spinners and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids, that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chant of." Mr. Cromek next proceeds to investigate some of the causes which may have led to the formation...
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Fitz-Gwarine: A Ballad of the Welsh Border; in Three Cantos. With Other ...

John Freeman Milward Dovaston - 1812 - 286 pages
...the Bards , and the collection of Parry. PART I. " it i> old and plain, J • The ip lusters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread* with bone.1^ Do use to chaunt it ; it is silly sooth.1' TWILFTK N1CBT. ; Crepe Baroni A BALLAD, IN IMITATION...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's ed, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And tne free maids, that weave their thread with bones, Do use In chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. Clo. Are you ready, sir ? v Duke. Ay; pr'ythee, sing. [Jtfwif. SONG. Clo. Come away, come away, death,...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...and the knitters in the sun, And tne free maids, that weave their thread with bones, Do use to ehannt it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. Cin. Are you ready, sir ? Duke. Ay; pr'ythee, sing. [Music. SONG. Clo. Come away, come away, death,...
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The Poems of Robert Fergusson: in Two Parts. To which is Prefixed, the Life ...

Robert Fergusson - 1815 - 348 pages
...Claith, ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF SCOTS MUSIC. Mark it, Csesario; 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. SHAKESPZAIIE'S TWELFTH NIGBT. ON Scotia's plains, in days of yore, When lads and lasses tartan...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59

1816
...essence of the " old and antique song." " Mark it, Cesario ; it is old and plain ; The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave...dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age." Ay! like gray eld fondling sunny childhood, gazing on the wavy hair, and pure brow, and calm yet kindling...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1812
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