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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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Oral Traditions and Gender in Early Modern Literary Texts

Mary Ellen Lamb, Karen Bamford - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 250 pages
...male-dominated economy of presence. It is, after all, Feste who is called upon by Orsino to deliver the songs of "The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, / And the free maids that weave their thread with bones," not the women themselves (77V II. iv. 44-5). : In the early modern era, the anxiety...
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Poor Women in Shakespeare

Fiona McNeill - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 255 pages
...reflect his mood: 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. (2.4.42-46) This obscure moment in a familiar play offers a compelling...
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Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon: The Call of the Popular from the ...

Steve Newman - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 294 pages
...Night in which the Duke commands the Clown to sing "Come away death," which, though "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" (Ixvi-lxvii). Ritson adds that the words of the song are "scarcely...
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Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Library Classic)

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2007 - 168 pages
...Clown 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, William...
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Twelfth Night: Shakespeare for the Modern Reader

John Burfeind, William Shakespeare - Drama - 2008 - 216 pages
...Requests Some Sad Music 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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