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" The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark When neither is attended ; and, I think, The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every goose is cackling, would be thought No better a musician than the wren. "
The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare, Thomas Price - 1839 - 460 pages
...virtue on it. ... The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended ; and, I think, The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every...would be thought No better a musician than the wren. 33 How many things by seasons season'd are To their light praise and true perfection ! 9 — v. 1....
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Shakespeare & the Uses of Comedy

Literary Criticism - 1986 - 270 pages
...on it, madam. Por. The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark When neither is attended; and I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day When every...musician than the wren. How many things by season season 'd are To their right praise and true perfection! [Vi89-108] Part of what Portia is saying here...
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Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity

Charles Taylor - Philosophy - 1992 - 613 pages
...cunning of our poet is in the discreet using of his figures"; or this, from the Merchant of Venice: How many things by season season'd are To their right praise and true perfection!7 (5.1.108-109) It would be misleading to speak, as I began to above, of the valuation being...
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Shakespeare's Speaking Properties

Frances N. Teague - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 222 pages
...mercy in the harsh courtroom. A few lines later Portia says: Nothing is good, I see, without respect. How many things by season season'd are To their right praise and true perfection! Peace! (5.1.99, 107-9) The candle tempers the darkness of the night and makes the music of Belmont sweeter,...
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Shakespeare's Comic Commonwealths

Camille Wells Slights - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 290 pages
...explains to Nerissa: The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark When neither is attended; and I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day When every...would be thought No better a musician than the wren. (Vi102-6)18 Bassanio needs to learn to distinguish among the confusing and conflicting claims on his...
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Companion to the Calendar: A Guide to the Saints and Mysteries of the ...

Mary Ellen Hynes, Peter Mazar - Christain saints - 1993 - 210 pages
...United States of America. 10 09 08 07 06 98765 ISBN-10: 1-56854-011-6 ISBN-13: 978-1-56854-011-5 COMCAL How many things by season season'd are to their right praise and true perfection! — William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (Act v, Scene I) Contents v Foreword by Ade Bethune...
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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 88 pages
...on it, madam. POR. The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended; and I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every...and true perfection! Peace, ho! the moon sleeps with Endymion,5 And would not be awaked. [MusIc ceases.} 1. Erebus] Tartarus, hell. 4. without respect]...
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Passion Made Public: Elizabethan Lyric, Gender, and Performance

Diana E. Henderson - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 279 pages
...ceases.]" (108-9). Having just honored the aptness of nightingale music by night but not day, noting that "things by season season'd are / To their right praise and true perfection," Portia's speech confirms Shakespeare's active participation in the division of the spheres, astrological...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...it, madam. PORTIA. The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended; and I think Exeter, We will aboard to-night. — Why, how now,...complexion? — Look ye, how they change! Their cheeks r heir right praise and true perfection! — Peace, ho! the moon sleeps with Endymion, And would not...
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Shakespeare in Opera, Ballet, Orchestral Music, and Song: An Introduction to ...

Arthur Graham - Music - 1997 - 213 pages
...Silence bestows that virtue on it. How many things by season season'd are season'd—perfected by time To their right praise and true perfection!" "Peace, ho! the moon sleeps with Endymion, Endymion— handsome shepherd loved by And would not be awaked." the Moon goddess "Soft stillness and...
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