Shakespeare on a Beautiful Female Voice

Another Juno, who starves the ears she feeds“….another Juno, who starves the ears she feeds
And makes them hungry, the more she gives them speech.”
(Pericles act5, sc.1)

Tips for use. Perfect reply to the question, “Do you like my singing?” Or if she apologized for having called you on the phone. The Latin Poet Ovid, ancient expert in matters of the heart says, “A persuasive thing is song; let women learn to sing – with many, voice instead of face has been their procuress.” (Art of Love, chapter 3)
Not all ladies with pleasant voices know how to sing. This is what inspired the English poet Coleridge to say, “Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing
Should certain persons die before they sing.”
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In the play. Pericles, observing the beautiful Marina as she sings, thinks that she looks like his wife Thaisa, who is believed dead. Marina’s voice is like Juno’s. It turns out in the end that Marina is Pericle’s daughter.

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