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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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Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917

Thomas Stearns Eliot - 1998 - 428 pages
...compare Antony and Cleopatra, II ii 1952.00: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...and made The water which they beat to follow faster, TSE has 'golden' (7), 'beat' (5), and 'faster' (24). He later refashioned Enobarbus's speech, both...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 358 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...winds were lovesick with them. The oars were silver, 200 At this point in Hall's production Michael Bryant 'came round and sat confidently in Antony's chair'...
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Shakespeare on Love and Friendship

Allan Bloom - 2000 - 159 pages
...the sculptor.5 Enobarbus describes the arrival of the barge and the stunning effect of its movement: the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (II. ii. 194-197) And then we impatiently await description of Cleopatra herself, but are both delighted...
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Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty

Barry Strauss - 2001 - 176 pages
...(Ezekiel 27:6) Now, here is Shakespeare's portrait of Cleopatra on her galley, seducing Mark Antony: 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, ii) The Romans enjoyed boat races and also mock naval battles. The emperor...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
.... In Shakespeare's hands this comparatively prosaic passage undergoes a miraculous transformation : The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd...so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them . . . Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids tended her i' th' eyes. And made their bends...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

H. Porter Abbott - 2002 - 203 pages
...to describe Antony's first view of Cleopatra: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold, Purple the...which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.9 This is not what anyone would call detached, objective reporting. Enobarbus draws on a diverse...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 6

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 204 pages
...people cold and to the famous description of Cleopatra's first meeting with Antony (n, ii, 197-201): Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes and here, as in the Edward HI passage, there is a lavish use of gold and silver.13 There remain to...
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The art of acting: seni peran untuk teater, film dan TV

Eka D. Sitorus - 2002 - 259 pages
...a burnish'd throne Burn'd on the water, the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails; and so parfumed that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (Perahu yang ditumpanginya, seperti tahta terpoles Membara di atas air, dengan dek disepuh emas; Layarnya...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - 2002 - 274 pages
...detailed recital of Cleopatra's river journey: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke (2.2.201-5) And yet as luscious as the sounds and pictures may be, even those images employed for their...
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The Shakespeare Oracle: Let the Bard to Predict Your Future

...CLEOPATRA. Hie barjIc she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn W on the water: the poop was beaten fjoid; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were...tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which thev beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It bejigared all deseription:...
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