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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...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...chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, + And dallies with the iunocence of love, Like the old age. J Clo. Are you ready, Sir? f)uke. Ay ; pr'ythee, sing. [Musie....
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The London Magazine, Volume 4

1821
...the human heart, would have accounted to him why " old and plain songs," which The spinners and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt, and which, dally with the innocence of love, Like the old age, will always, so long as human nature...
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The Poems of Robert Fergusson

Robert Fergusson, James Gray - 1821 - 229 pages
...Claith. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF SCOTS MUSIC. Mark it, Ca?sario ! 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. Shakespeare's Twelfth Klgfit. ON Scotia's plains, in days of yore, When lads an' lasses tartan...
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Minstrelsy of the Scottish border: consisting of historical and ..., Volume 1

Scottish border - 1821
...and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids who weave their thread with bones, Do wont to chant it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age." The song, which is thus beautifully prefaced, we have thrown into a note.* On comparing this love elegy,...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 356 pages
...weakness and my melancholy;" but for the satisfaction of the reader, I will quote the whole passage : " it is silly sooth, and dallies with the innocence of love, like the old age." " Cynthia. Well, let us to Endymion. I will not be so stately (good Endymion) not to stoop to do thee...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 10

1821
...many varieties, is common in Northumberland — Your spinsters and your knitters in the sun, And those free maids that Weave their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt it— it is «illy, sooth. Like most ballads, however, its vulgarity has a touch of the plaintive. .1 could only...
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Lectures Chiefly on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth ...

William Hazlitt - 1821 - 218 pages
...weakness and my melancholy;" but for the satisfaction of the reader, I will quote the whole passage : " it is silly sooth, and dallies with the innocence of love, like the old age." " Cynthia. Well, let us to Endymion. I will not be so stately (good Endymion) not to stoop to do thee...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 11

William Shakespeare - 1821
...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, « — lost and WORN,] Though lost and worn may mean lost and worn out, yet lost and won being, I think,...
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The poems of Robert Fergusson, with a life of theauthor, and remarks on his ...

Robert Fergusson - 1821
...Claith. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF SCOTS MUSIC. Mark it, Cssario ! it is old and plain, The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bonei, Do use to chant it. Shakespeare'! Twelfth XigM. ON Scotia's plains, in days of yore, When lads...
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The Caledonian Muse:: A Chronological Selection of Scotish Poetry from the ...

Joseph Ritson - 1821 - 260 pages
...the futr, jfnd ibi free maids that ,weave their thread with bongs, Do ufi to cbaunt it. It is Jilly Sooth, „ And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. SHAKES. TWELFTH N1»HT. FAR in the windings of a vale, Faft by a fhckering wood, The fafe retreat of...
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