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" SPRING, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king; Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing: Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! The palm and may make country houses gay, Lambs frisk and play,... "
The Technical World Magazine - Page 191
1912
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Lyrics from the Dramatists of the Elizabethan Age

Arthur Henry Bullen - 1889 - 243 pages
...shepherds pipe all day, And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay, Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu we, to witta woo. The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,...every street these tunes our ears do greet, Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu we, to witta woo. Spring, the sweet spring ! A-MAYING, A-PLAYING. TRIP and go ! heave...
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Lyrics from the Dramatists of the Elizabethan Age

Arthur Henry Bullen - 1889 - 243 pages
...is true, the delicious verses in praise of spring; and what a pleasure it is to croon them over ! " The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit." But when the play was produced it was sickly autumn, and the plague was stalking through the land:...
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Lyrics from the Dramatists of the Elizabethan Age

Arthur Henry Bullen - 1889 - 243 pages
...is true, the delicious verses in praise of spring ; and what a pleasure it is to croon them over ! " The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit." But when the play was produced it was sickly autumn, and the plague was stalking through the land :...
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The Bookman, Volume 2

1890
...spirit of the whole book may be summed up in the lines which introduce " The Spinster's Maying" : " The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,...these tunes our ears do greet — Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-wee, to-witta-woo ; Spring, the sweet spring." Every lover of Chaucer knows the thrill of new life...
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The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, Part 21

William Dwight Whitney - 1891
...That she may sun thee. Wordsworth, To the Daisy. II. intrans. To become warm or dry in the sunshine. The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit. Nash, Spring. sun2, Ľ. See sunn. Sim-angel (sun'an'jel), и. A humming-bird of the genus Hcliangelus....
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Familiar Talks on English Literature: A Manual Embracing the Great Epochs of ...

Abby Sage Richardson - 1892 - 433 pages
...pipe all day, And hear we aye birds tune this merry lay, Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo I " The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a sunning sit; In every street these tunes our ears do greet, Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo...
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The Delectable Duchy: Stories, Studies, and Sketches

Arthur Quiller-Couch - 1893 - 320 pages
...me — " O my country, if I keep your secrets, keep for me your heart ! " THE SPINSTER'S MAYING. " The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,...these tunes our ears do greet — Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-wee, to-witta-woo ! Spring, the sweet Spring." AT two o'clock on May morning a fishingboat, with...
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopśdia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - 1893
...shepherds pipe all day, And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay, Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu we, to witta woo. The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a sunning sit, In every street these tunes our ears do greet, Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu we, to witta woo....
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Choice English Lyrics

James Baldwin - 1894 - 368 pages
...sings the cuccu, Ne swik thou never nu. Sing, cuccu, nu, Sing, cuccu. — ANON. (\^th Century). 24. SPRING. SPRING, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant...daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a sunning sit, In every street these tunes our ears do greet, Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo...
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Bards and the Birds

Frederick NoŽl Paton - 1894 - 514 pages
...shepherds pipe all day, And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay, Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, fo-witta-woo. The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,...jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo. Spring, the sweet Spring ! THOMAS NASH. THE SONG OF BIRDS WHAT bird so sings, yet so does wail ? O 'tis the ravished Nightingale...
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