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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 London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 21

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...spiders come not here : Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence ! S/uikspeare. The tpmsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt it. Id. Tuefth Night. You would be another Penelope ; yet all the yarn she ария, in Ulysses's absence,...
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The Legendary Cabinet: A Collection of British National Ballads, Ancient and ...

John Docwra Parry - 1829 - 436 pages
...Edwin's too !" THE FRIAR OF ORDERS GRAY. BY DR. PERCY. -" IT is old and plain; The spinners 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 (simple truth), And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age."...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 2

William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
...Mark it, Cesario ; it is old, and plain : The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free0 maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to...And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age.d Clo. Are you ready, sir ? Duke. Ay ; pr'ythee, sing. [Music. SONG. Clo. Come away, come away,...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1831
...had lait night: Mark it, Cesario : it is old and plain : The spinsters ana the knitters in the sur And the free maids, that weave their thread with bones,*...dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age." '6) Amazon. (7) Horse. (8) Countenance. 9) Lace makers. ( 10) Simple truth. 11) Times of simplicity....
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Ceremony and Civility in English Renaissance Prose

Anne Drury Hall - 2010
...pleased by the song's old-fashionedness: 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. This is practically...
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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

Gary Schmidgall - 1990 - 234 pages
...when the "gaudy blossoms" of Petrarch were still thick on the bush. He asks for a song and explains, "it is silly sooth, / And dallies with the innocence of love, / Like the old age" (2.4.46-48). Olivia turns back a second attempt by Cesario at courteous periphrasis with words that...
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare - 1992 - 87 pages
...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, CLOWN [si"?s-'] Come away, come away, death, 50 And in sad cypress let me be laid.69 Fly away, fly...
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La dodicesima notte ovvero quel che volete

William Shakespeare - 1993 - 204 pages
...ORSINO Vieni, amico, canta la canzone Della notte scorsa. Ascolta, Cesario, 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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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - 1994 - 678 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. 29 still al ways...
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Textual Practice

Alan Sinfield, Lindsay Smith - 1998 - 208 pages
...paced times', and claims to prefer the kind of 'old and plain' song that The spinsrers and the knitrers in the sun. And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt.43 Ptince Hamler, at a celebrared moment in his play, dismisses the 'low' rasre of the 'gmundlings'...
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