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John Wilson

(1595—1674) composer and musician

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Full fathom five

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

Sung by Ariel in The Tempest 1.2.399; it is one of the very few Shakespeare songs to have music surviving (by Robert Johnson) which is likely to have been used ...

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Lawn as white as driven snow

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Sung by Autolycus in The Winter's Tale 4.4.219. The earliest surviving musical setting is in John Wilson's Cheerful Airs or Ballads (1660).

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Take, O take those lips away

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

Sung by a boy in Measure for Measure 4.1.1. A setting by John Wilson, published in 1652, may date back to an early revival of the play. Later settings include ...

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