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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 Shakespeare - Page 539
by William Shakespeare - 1860
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Pearls of Shakespeare: A Collection of the Most Brillant Passages Found in ...

William Shakespeare - 1860 - 160 pages
...DESCRIPTION OF CLEOPATRA SAILING DOWN THE CYDNl'9. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description; she did lie In her pavilion, (cloth of gold, of tissue,) O'er picturing that...
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Pearls of Shakspeare, a collection of the most brilliant passages found in ...

William Shakespeare - 1860
...DESCRIPTION OF CLEOPATRA SAILING DOWN THE CYDNUS. The harge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description; she did lie In her pavilion, (cloth of gold, of tissue,) O'er picturing that...
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Choice thoughts from Shakspere, by the author of 'The book of familiar ...

William Shakespeare - 1861
...Description of Cleopatra sailing dottin the Cydnus. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water : the poop was beaten gold ; Purple the...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description ; she did lie In her pavilion (cloth of gold, of tissue), O'er picturing that...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 128 pages
.... . .' 108 From The Sonnets 109 Act 2, Sc. 2 The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description: she did lie In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold of tissue, O'erpicturing that...
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Shakespeare, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Alvin B. Kernan - 1997 - 230 pages
...tasteless display of 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,...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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Oxford Latin Course, Part 3

Maurice Balme, James Morwood - 1997 - 224 pages
...Cleopatra as she arrived on her elaborate barge: The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water; the poop was beaten gold, Purple the...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description; she did lie In her pavilion - cloth-of-gold of tissue -, O'er-picturing that...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - 1998 - 218 pages
...after the sounde of the musicke of flutes ..." The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...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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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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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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