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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 chant it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. "
A History of Lace - Page 253
by Mrs. Bury Palliser - 1869 - 442 pages
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1810
...Clown. Duke. O 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 chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, s And dallies with the innocence of love,...
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The poetical works of Robert Ferguson, with his life

Robert Fergusson - 1812
...on O' gude Braid Claith. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF SCOTS MUSIC. Mark it Caesario ; it is old and plain, The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weace their thread with bones, Do use to chant it. SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT. Scotia's plains, in...
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Select Reviews, Volume 5

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1812
...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...
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The poems of Robert Fergusson: in two parts. To which is prefixed ..., Volume 1

Robert Fergusson - Scotland - 1815 - 331 pages
...on. 0' gude Braith 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...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - Poetry - 1816
...displuy'd, doth fall that very hour. Character of an old Song. Mark it, C'esario, 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 k>v«...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59

Political Science - 1816
...to describe, the 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 their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love,...
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The Edinburgh monthly magazine [afterw.] Blackwood's Edinburgh ..., Volume 59

1846
...to describe, the essence of the " old and antique song." " Mark it, Cesario ; it is old and plain i The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to channt it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the iunocence of lore,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 46

History - 1839
...these most brisk and giddy-patcd times." And again, " Mark it, Caesatio — it is old and plain : — The spinsters, and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do wont to sing it." Yes 1 Shakspeare has sought for the standard of taste in music...
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Characters of Shakespear's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1817 - 352 pages
...to it. '' Duke. O 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 chauut it: it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love,...
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The Suffolk Garland: Or, A Collection of Poems, Songs, Tales, Ballads ...

James Ford - English literature - 1818 - 404 pages
...Hall in his Satires notices them as and Shakespeare describes them as " old and plain," chaunttd by " The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, " And the free maids that weave their threads with bones." Whatever these songs were, it is evident they formed a source of recreation to the solitary...
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