Great Horned Spoon/Moon

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Fri Nov 30 00:19:01 UTC 2001

   From a check of the LITERATURE ONLINE database.

   (POETRY) Eugene Field (1850-1895) uses it in JAFFA AND JERUSALEM (1901) and A GOOD MAN'S SORROW (1922).
   (DRAMA) James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), in THE WRITINGS (1890): " the gret horn spoon!" sez he.
   (DRAMA) Joseph Stevens Jones (1811-1877), in MOLL PITCHER; OR, THE FORTUNE TELLER OF LYNN (187-?):  "I will, by the great horn spoon."

   Tons of hits!
   (POETRY) Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1949), in THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS (1845): " the wanlight of the horned moon..."
   (POETRY) Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), in THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINERE (1798): "The horned Moon, with one bright Star..." and "One after one by the horned Moon..."
   (POETRY) John Milton (1608-1674), in PSALM 136 (POEMS, 1645): "The horned Moon to shine by night..."
   (DRAMA) Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), in TAMBURLAINE, part ii, Act I, Scene 4 (1590): ",,,rise aloft and touch the horned Moon..."
   (DRAMA) William Shakespeare, in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM:  "This lanthorn doth the horned Moon present..."

   Perhaps "horned spoon" is a spoonerism for "horned moon"?

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