Shakespeare on Cosmic Dolphins

May 18, 2009

Since once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin’s 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-maid’s music.

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene 2

Mermaid-And-Dolphin-From-A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream,-1908

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