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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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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare, Rick Lee - Brothers and sisters - 1994 - 256 pages
...CURIO and FESTE 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 dieir direads with bones, Do use to chant it; it is silly soodi, And dallies with the innocence of...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom, Tomás Segovia - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...[H.iv.94-104] 3. 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,...
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Twelfth Night

Jennifer Mulherin, Abigail Frost - Drama - 2001 - 32 pages
...recollected terms Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times . . . 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, 1...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 15

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 194 pages
...lady; old cronies together in a tavern were expected to troll catches over their pots of ale. Even the 'spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones' were accustomed to lighten their labours with song. Songs in Shakespeare's plays...
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'Heaven-taught Fergusson': Robert Burns's Favourite Scottish Poet : Poems ...

Robert Crawford - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 239 pages
...as an indication that I'm wrong in my reading of the poem: Mark it, Caesario; 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. Epigraphs are printed, literary devices. But, if my notion of 'Elegy, On...
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Shakespeare's Songbook, Volume 1

Ross W. Duffin - Drama - 2004 - 528 pages
...oAway* DUKE 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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Beyond the Body: The Boundaries of Medicine and English Renaissance Drama

William Kerwin - Drama - 2005 - 290 pages
...nostalgically remembers the past — like the "old and antic" song of Feste, which he envisions sung by "spinsters and the knitters in the sun, / And the free maids that weave their threads with bones" (II.iv.3, 44-45) — also adopts the newest and most purely humoral Elizabethan versions of...
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Shakespearian Comedy

H. B. Charlton - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 303 pages
...drinking or working. 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 not only that song and music irradiate these plays —...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

Alexander Leggatt - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 272 pages
...experience in permanent form. Orsino says of 'Come away death', 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. iv. 42-5) It has survived through time; it can entertain...
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2005 - 272 pages
...Twelfth Night I have no exquisite reason for 't, but I have reason good enough. [Andrew — 2.3.143-44] The spinsters and the knitters in the sun And the free maids that weave their thread with bones Do use to chant it. [Orsino— 2.4.50-53] Come away, come away, death . . . [Fool—...
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