William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Some Say That Ever ‘Gainst That Season Comes (Hamlet, Act I, Scene I) - Poem by William Shakespeare

Marcellus to Horatio and Bernardo, after seeing the Ghost,

Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated,
This bird of dawning singeth all night long;
And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad,
The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.

Topic(s) of this poem: ghosts


Comments about Some Say That Ever ‘Gainst That Season Comes (Hamlet, Act I, Scene I) by William Shakespeare

  • (4/14/2019 10:37:00 AM)

    Even in death I think this guy still excels
    I like oh his poem.
    Oh hail king Shaky
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  • Prabir Gayen (1/6/2019 9:47:00 AM)

    then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad,
    The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike,
    No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
    So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/1/2018 10:54:00 PM)

    I REACTED BY THE ALL LINES OF THE POEM..... (Report)Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (3/9/2016 5:35:00 AM)

    These lovely lines make me remember that when I was a child of about 5 y.o., I believed than nothing bad could happen on Christmas Day.. Then it happened that a man died close to my granny's house.. and so, that dream of mine sank.. :) (Report)Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (3/9/2016 5:29:00 AM)

    - In ITALIAN:

    ''Alcuni dicono che quando si avvicina la stagione
    in cui si celebra la nascita del nostro Salvatore,
    l’uccello dell’alba canti tutta la notte:
    ed allora, dicono, nessuno spirito osa muoversi intorno;
    le notti sono salubri; e nessun pianeta si accende.
    Nessuna fata ti prende, e nessuna strega ha il potere di incantare
    talmente santo e benigno è il giorno''
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  • Rajesh Thankappan (2/2/2016 10:40:00 AM)

    Light dispels darkness and the birth of the Lord dispels evil spirits both in man and supposedly in nature. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/2/2015 3:20:00 PM)

    ........beautiful poem and lovely tribute ★ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 3, 2015



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