|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note,|
To drown me in thy sisters flood of tears.
Comedy of Errors. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 45.
| Since once I sat upon a promontory,|
And heard a mermaid on a dolphins back
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song:
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres,
To hear the sea-maids music.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 149.
| Who would be|
A mermaid fair,
Combing her hair
Under the sea,
In a golden curl
With a comb of pearl,
On a throne?
I would be a mermaid fair;
I would sing to myself the whole of the day;
With a comb of pearl I would comb my hair;
And still as I comb I would sing and say,
Who is it loves me? who loves not me?
|Slow saild the weary mariners and saw,|
Betwixt the green brink and the running foam,
Sweet faces, rounded arms, and bosoms prest
To little harps of gold; and while they mused
Whispering to each other half in fear,
Shrill music reachd them on the middle sea.
TennysonThe Sea Fairies.