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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 Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ... - Page 381
by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 899 pages
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 5

1845
...4UÖ. 278 FROM SHAKSPEARE'S ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. Bee Plato. Tu v harge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water : the poop was beaten...that The winds were lovesick with them : the oars Which to the tune of flutes kept etroke, and made The water, which they beat, to follow faster, As...
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Alex White - 1999 - 207 pages
...faster, as amorous of their A* te!L\ strokes. For her own person, it beggar'd all description. She 4.09 gold, purple the sails, and so perfumed that the winds...them. The oars were silver which to the tune of flutes The nature of bad news infects the teller kept stroke, and water which they beat to flow faster, as...
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The Chinese Garden

Rosemary Manning - 2000 - 189 pages
...she sat in,' began Chief, 'I wonder if I can remember it ... "The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water; the poop was beaten gold,...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description ..." ' Her senses held by the poetry, Rachel's truant...
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The Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin

Sebag Montefiore - 2001 - 634 pages
...the most luxurious fleet ever seen on a great river. CLEOPATRA The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water, the poop was beaten gold,...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description . . . William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra At...
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Shakespeare's Reading

Robert S. Miola, Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English Robert S Miola, James S. MacKillop, Robert S.. Miola - 2000 - 186 pages
...writers. Witness Enobarbus' description of Cleopatra: 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. For her own person, It beggared all description. She did lie In her pavilion cloth of gold, of...
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, David Scott Kastan, Marina Kastan - 2000 - 48 pages
...dazzles his Roman listeners with his account. 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. For her own person, It beggared all description: she did lie In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold of tissue,...
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The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 388 pages
...Appendix A). Burned on the water; the poop was beaten gold, Purple the sails, and so perfumed that 200 The winds were lovesick with them; the oars were silver,...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, lt beggared all description: she did lie 205 ln her pavilion cloth-of-gold...
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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
...Shakespeare's portrait of Cleopatra on her galley, seducing Mark Antony: The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold;...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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Alexandria: City of the Western Mind

Theodore Vrettos - 2010 - 272 pages
...Plutarch, colorfully described the occasion: The barge she sat in like a burnish'd throne, Burn'don the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails,...beat to follow faster, 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...
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