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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Life of Shakespeare. Seven ages ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Weller Singer, Edmond Malone, Charles Symmons - 1826
...' 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 nse to chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love,...
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Atheneum, Or, Spirit of the English Magazines

1826
...fate That waiti fidelity. LEI/ A DEVONSHIRE TRADITIOX. '•' It is old and plain ; The spinster«, and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones Do use to chant it. SHAKSPKAKE. TT was on a Saturday night, about *• the latter...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 35

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1827
...enabled to hand them down inheritances more valuable than ditties ' old and plain,' for the benefit of ' The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones.' This people maintained for ages a dubious struggle with the power of the Byzantine...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 35

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1827
...enabled to hand them down inheritances more valuable than ditties ' old and plain,' for the benefit of ' The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones.' This people maintained for ages a dubious struggle with the power of the Byzantine...
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Chronicles of London Bridge

Richard Thomson - London Bridge (London, England) - 1827 - 687 pages
...fine description of a popular ballad in Twelfth 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 chatmt it ' " " Come, my good Sir," replied Mr. Postern, " no more words...
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The London encyclopaedia: or, Universal dictionary of science ..., Volume 21

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...Weaving spiders come not here : Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence ! S/uikspeare. The tpmsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt it. Id. Tuefth Night. You would be another Penelope ; yet all the...
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The Legendary Cabinet: A Collection of British National Ballads, Ancient and ...

John Douvra Parry - Ballads, English - 1829 - 436 pages
...break thy Edwin's too !" THE FRIAR OF ORDERS GRAY. BY DR. PERCY. -" IT is old and plain; The spinners 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 (simple truth), And dallies with the innocence...
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The Life of Mrs. Jordan: Including Original Private Correspondence ..., Volume 1

James Boaden - Actors - 1831
...another beautiful remark from the Duke to his young favourite. " 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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The dramatic works and poems of William Shakespeare, with notes ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Weller Singer, Charles Symmons - 1831
...ft. 1 Dul-c. О fellow, come, the song we had last night:— Mark it, Cesarlo; it IB old, and plain; l, spurn me, strike me, Neglect me, lose me ; only give me leave, Unworthy as thread with bones Do use to chainit it; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the Innocence of love,...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 3

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1834
...maidens spinning, or milking; and indeed Shakspeare had described them as "old and plain," chanted by " The spinsters, and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their threads with bones." Twelfth Night. They were the favourites of the Poet of Nature, who takes every opportunity...
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