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" The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that The winds were love-sick with them: the oars were silver; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 34
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Moses and Geology, Or, The Harmony of the Bible with Science

Samuel Kinns - 1885 - 512 pages
...of Shakespeare, which is copied from Plutarch's original recital, is in no way overdrawn : ' The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast Her...
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Scripted Drama: A Practical Guide to Teaching Techniques

Alan England - 1981 - 254 pages
...them. Meanwhile Antony, looking out into the audience at the imagined barge approaching him, says, The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne Burn'd...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. The chorus then, using their rehearsed movements and words, offer Antony different temptations. He...
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Paul: His Letters and His Theology : an Introduction to Paul's Epistles

Stanley B. Marrow - 1986 - 278 pages
...up the river in full regalia, "O'er-picturing that Venus where we see/ The fancy out-work nature": The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne Burn'd...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes (Antony and Cleopatra II. 2). unkind, reaction of a Parisian compelled to serve as consul today in...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 1990 - 274 pages
...devised well for her. ENOBARBUS I will tell you. 200 The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made 205 The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It...
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Life of Brian Houghton Hodgson: British Resident at the Court of Nepal

William Wilson Hunter - 1991 - 390 pages
...^nobarbus' description of Cleopatra's galley : " The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burnt on the water; the poop was beaten gold: Purple the...with them. The oars were silver, Which to the tune of lutes kept stroke." " You see," said Jeffrey, " that tlwugh the sails were purple and the oars silver,...
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Shakespeare, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Alvin B. Kernan - 1997 - 230 pages
...wealth, in her elegance becomes transcendence: The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burnt on the water. The poop was beaten gold, Purple the...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (2.2.191) Sex, drink, idleness, luxury, waste, and other palace vices are transformed by language like...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - 1998 - 218 pages
...purple, and the owres of silver, which kept stroke rowing after the sounde of the musicke of flutes ..." The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne Burn'd...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes . . . (II. ii. 191-7) Shakespeare's Cleopatra is a biological magnet that draws all the elements of...
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Shakespeare, Sex and the Print Revolution

Gordon Williams - 1996 - 274 pages
...by 'pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids': The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (II.ii.198) In those last lines he figures what he takes to be Antony's masochistic obsession, which...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...describes her entrance in a passage taken closely from some of the most extravagant prose in Plutarch: The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were...beat to follow faster. As amorous of their strokes. (II, ii, 191-197) In a play full of glorious language, this homage is still astonishing. Then Enobarbus...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pages
...(1670, trans. 1688), rev. A.). Krailsheimer (1966). The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, (1564-1616) British dramatist, poet. Enobarbus, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 2,...
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