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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 chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 247
1820
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The Works of Shakespeare in Seven Volumes, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1733
...come j the Song we had Jaft Jiight.-^. Mark it, Cefario^ it is old and plain j The fpinfters and the knitters in the Sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with banes, E)o ufe to chant it: it is filly Sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love. Like the old...
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The poetical works of Robert Fergusson, with biogr intr., notes and glossary ...

Robert Fergusson - 1773
...elaith. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF SCOTS MUSIC. Mark it, Csesario ! 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. — Skaksjieare's Twelfth Night. ON Scotia's plains, in days of yore, When lads and lasses...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 53-54

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...the fun, " And the free maids that weave theirthread withbones, ." Do ufe to chant it. It is filly Sooth, " And dallies with the innocence of love, " Like the old age.'? SHAKESP. TWELFTH NIGHT. I. T7* AR in the windings of a vale, "* Faft by a fhckering wood, The fafe...
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Twelfth night. Winter's tale

William Shakespeare - 1788
...night :— Mark it, Cesario ; it is old, and plain : The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chatmt it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like die old age. Clo. Are you...
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The Poetical Works: Of Robert Fergusson, with the Life of the Author. By ...

Robert Fergusson - 1800 - 223 pages
...Claith. ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF SCOTS MUSIC. Mark it, Csesariot 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. SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT. ON Scotia's plains, in days of yore, When lads and lasses tartan...
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801-11, Volume 2

English poetry - 1803
...pity an unhappy lover. D. c. EDINBURGH. ST. ANDREW'S EVE, A VILLAGE LEGEND. The Spinsters, and the Knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt it. SHAKIPEAHI'S TWELFTH MIGHT. KEEN, the winds of November swept over the wold, And stripp'd the dry leaves...
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for ..., Volume 2

English poetry - 1803
...despair, And pity an unhappy lover. DC 16 ST. ANDREW'S EVE, A VILLAGE LEGEND. The Spinsters, and the Knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chaunt it. SHAKSPEAHE'S TWELFTH NIGHT. KEEN, the winds of November swept over the wold, And stripp'd the dry leaves...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1803
...come, the song we had last night : — Mark it, Ces'ario ; it is old, and plain : The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids, that weave their thread with bones, 5 Do use to chaunt it ; it is silly sooth, 5 * Countenance. s Lace makers. 6 Simple truth. And dallies...
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“The” Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1804
...Cesario ; it is pld» and plain : tl'he spinster* and the Knitters in the sun, And the free maids, Out weave their thread with bones, Do use .to chaunt it; it is s-illy sooth, And d;illu'S with the innocence of love, J^ike the old age. Clo. Are you ready, Sir? Duke*. Ayj pr'ythce,...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 375 pages
...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 chaunt it. I incline to think that Mr. Henley's is the true explanation of free. P. 211.— 45.— 71. it is silly...
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