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" When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo... "
Notes and Queries - Page 432
1863
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 54

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1856 - 772 pages
...in the well known song, — When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo, Cuckoo, cuckoo ; — O word...
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Songs of England. The book of English songs, ed. by C. Mackay

Charles Mackay - 1857 - 334 pages
...the anonymous author for the idea. WHEN DAISIES PIED. WILLIAM SIIAKSPEAKE. The music by Dr. AEITE. WHEN daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks...yellow hue. Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then on every tree Mocks married men, for thus sings he : Cuckoo ! Cuckoo ! cuckoo '. Oh, word...
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The Complete Works of Shakspeare, Revised from the Best ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1857 - 626 pages
...SPRING. When daisies pied, and riolets blue, And lady-smocks all silver- white, ACT V. ACT V. SCENE II. And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight ; The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo ; — 0 word...
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The Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice. Midsummer night's ...

William Shakespeare - 1857 - 374 pages
...cuckoo. Ver, begin. I. Spring. When daisies pied, and violets blue. And lady-smocks all silver-white. And cuckoo-buds, of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight ; The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocka married men, for thus sings H" .• •* Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, cnckoo,...
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The Plays of Shakespeare with the Poems, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1858 - 830 pages
...the spring : the one maintained by the owl, the other by tbe cuckoo. Ver, begin. THE SONG. i. SPRING. witching loud, Puts the wretch, that lies in woe,...the time of night, That the graves, all gaping wide, cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cu koo ; Cuckoo, cuckoo, — 0 word...
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The Plays of Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1858 - 836 pages
...the other by the cuckoo. Ver, begin. THE SONG. i. SPRING. When daisies pied* and violet* blue, A nd 2 cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he, Cuckoo ; Cuckoo, ciickoo, — 0 word...
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Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1858 - 740 pages
...cuckoo. Ver, begin. SONG. Spring. When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue ', Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he; Cuckoo, Cuckoo, cuckoo, — O word...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 1

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1873 - 372 pages
...had especially inspired his genius, for no poet has approached him in singing of the time when " The daisies pied and violets blue, And lady-smocks all...yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight." The sweet little birds of our island are not forgotten by him — " The ousel-cock so black of hue With...
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Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare

Linda Bamber - 1982 - 223 pages
...Love's Labour's Lost, "The Owl and the Cuckoo." Here the threat of cuckoldry spoils the perfect spring: When daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks...yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, The Comic Heroine 1 1 1 Mocks married men; for thus sings he, "Cuckoo!...
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Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare

Linda Bamber - 1982 - 223 pages
...Love's Labour's Lost, "The Owl and the Cuckoo." Here the threat of cuckoldry spoils the perfect spring: When daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks all silver white And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Mocks married men; for thus sings he, "Cuckoo! Cuckoo, cuckoo!" O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married...
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