A List of All the Songs & Passages in Shakspere; Which Have Been Set to Music
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Swifter than the Moons sphere; 7 And I serue the Fairy Queene, To dew her orbs vpon the greene. 9 The cowslippes tall, her Penfioners bee; In their gold coats, spottes you see: 11 Those be Rubies, Fairie fauours; In those freckles, liue their fauours. 13 I must goe seeke some dew-droppes here, And hang a pearle in euery couslippes eare. 1j Farewell, thou Lobbe of spirits! He be gon. Our Queene, and all her Elues, come here anon. 17 Wm. Jackson, 1770-5 (?). Glee for two Sopranos, one Tenor, and one Bass. This is the middle movement in his arrangement of Ame's Air "Where the bee sucks." T. Cooke, 1840. Florid Song. Ashdown. Edward Fttzw1ll1am, 1855. Solo, with Clarionet Obbligat0. In 'Songs for a Winter Night, ' No. 3. G. A. Macfarren, 1856. Solo. Composed for and sung by Madame Viardot. W. W1lson, 1858. Duet. Sung by the Misses Brougham. J. F. Duggan, 1862. Solo. J. Hatton. Part Song, S.A.T.B. Novello. M. N. Dream, II. ii. 155--68, 249--58. "THAT VERY TIME I SAW," &c. Oberon.... My gentle Puche, come hither! Thou remembrest, 148 Since once I fat vpon a promontory, And heard a Mearemaide, on a Dolphins backe, Vttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grewe ciuill at her song, 152 And certaine starres shot madly from their Spheares, To heare the Sea-maids muficke. Puck. I remember. Oberon. That very time, I saw, (but thou could'st not, ) Flying betweene the colde Moone and the earth, 1 j6 Cupid, all arm'd: a certaine aime he tooke At a faire Vestall, throned by the west, And loos d his loue-shaft smartly from his bowe, As it should pearce a hundred thoufand hearts; 160 But, I might see young Cupids fiery shaft Quencht in the chast beames of the watry Moone; And the imperiall Votresse passed on, In maiden...
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