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" My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded ; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each.... "
The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added to the ... - Page 206
by William Shakespeare - 1818
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Things not generally known, familiarly explained

John Timbs - 1856 - 247 pages
...Magazine of Natural History, may be added the following mention of the dog by Shakspeare : " My hounds arc bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded...that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd and dow-lap'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but mateh'd in mouth like bells, Each under each."...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: The Plays Ed. from the Folio of ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare, Richard Grant White - Andronicus, Titus (Legendary character) - 1857
...shall hear the music of my hounds. — Uncouple in the western valley : let them go ! — Dispatch, I say, and find the Forester. — We will, fair Queen,...bells, Each under each. A cry more tuneable Was never halloo'd to, nor chcer'd with horn, In Crete, in Sparta, nor in Thessaly : Judge, when you hear. —...
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Shakspearian Reader: A Collection of the Most Approved Plays of Shakspeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1857 - 469 pages
...our observation is perform'd ; And since we have the vaward of the day, My love shall hear the music of my hounds. — Uncouple in the western valley ;...that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd and devv-lap'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth-like bells, Each under each....
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Silver Fields: And Other Sketches of a Farmer-sportsman

Rowland Evans Robinson - Natural history - 1921 - 261 pages
...and for another day. Our best dogs are well described by Shakespeare in "Midsummer Night's Dream": " My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd,...that sweep away the morning dew; Crook-kneed, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls; Slow in pursuit, but matched in mouth like bells, Each under each."...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Athens (Greece) - 1922 - 219 pages
...near 115 Seem'd all one mutual cry. I never heard So musical a discord, such sweet thunder. Theseus. My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd,...are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; 120 Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like...
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The Outline of Literature, Volume 2

John Drinkwater - Literature - 1923 - 1136 pages
...mutual cry. I never heard So musical a discord, such sweet thunder. And then the deeper tone of Theseus My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd,...that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-knee'd and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each....
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Joseph Quincy Adams - Dramatists, English - 1923 - 560 pages
...to the enthusiastic sportsman. And the same is true of the beauty of the dogs described by Theseus: My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd,...that sweep away the morning dew; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls; Slow in pursuit, but match 'd in mouth like bells Each under each....
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The Outlook, Volume 65, Part 2

1900
...becomes soft as a flute in its lighter notes and resonant and •lull-toned as a bell in great passages: My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd,...that sweep away the morning dew; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each unto each....
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The Meaning of Shakespeare, Volume 1

Harold C. Goddard - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 408 pages
...THE.: My love shall hear the music of my hounds. Uncouple in the western valley; let them go: Dispatch, I say, and find the forester. We will, fair queen,...that sweep away the morning dew; Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each....
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 62

1907
...wondrous luck, his fate is sealed. 1907 THE CHASE OF THE WILD RED STAG 651 I saw the pack laid on, bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew'd, so sanded...that sweep away the morning dew, Crook-kneed, and dew-lapped like Thessalian bulls. Instantly their full-mouthed baying came singing to me on the wind...
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