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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 family Shakespeare [expurgated by T. Bowdler]. in which those words are ...

William Shakespeare - 1843
...Clown. Duke. О fellow, come, the song we had last night : — Mark it, Cesario ; it is old, and plain : F 4 F 4 4 thread with bones, Do use to chaunt it ; it is silly sooth °, And dallies with the innocence of love,...
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The Local Historian's Table Book, of Remarkable Occurences ..., Volume 2

Ballads, English - 1844
...brings forth the adder, And that craves wary walking."* J. Hardy's Col. ODE ON ATHELSTAN'S VICTORY, The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones. Did use to chant it. — SHAKSPEARE. .HE following "free metrical translation of...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 22

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1849
...the simpler strains of an older time. What says Shakespeare ? Mark it. Cœsario. 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,...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 30

Thomas Carlyle - Authors - 1844
...XXX. SO. CLXXVI1I. CC spised by tbe nicest taste, of which it might be said, "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...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 20

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1846
...Shakespeare's day, he almost expects to see sitting beneath the eaves and porches of the antique dwellings, the "spinsters and the knitters in the sun," and the free maids that weave their threads with bones, chanting their simple songs which « Dallied with the innocence of love, Like the old age."...
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Drama Stage and Audience

J. L. Styan - Drama - 1975 - 256 pages
...sir. If we doubted Orsino's self-love before, the melancholy selfindulgence of a song that belongs to The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones must now set us right. With Andrew Aguecheek's song, Il.iii, Shakespeare had no need...
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Ceremony and Civility in English Renaissance Prose

Anne Drury Hall - History - 2010
...plain that Orsino is 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...
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 87 pages
...yellow melancholy'), it is gratifyingly sensuous when read aloud. Mark it, Cesario, it is old and plain: The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their threads with bones, Do use to chant it ... What seems to be a functional introduction to an old song suddenly veers...
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La dodicesima notte ovvero quel che volete

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1993 - 204 pages
...perfezione. Entrano Curia e Feste 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...
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Four Comedies

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1994 - 678 pages
...and Feste ORSINO 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 chant it. It is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love Like...
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