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 .
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
At this display the elder and less attractive of the maidens fled, uttering loud and continuous cries of apprehension in order to conceal the direction of her flight.
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.william shakespeare
And hear the mighty stream of tendency uttering, for elevation of our thought, A clear sonorous voice, inaudible To the vast multitude.william wordsworth
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