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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... "
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ... - Page 155
by John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 pages
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Be a Poet

Nancy Bogen - 2007 - 420 pages
...here describing Cleopatra's meeting with Antony: The barge she sat in, like a burnish 'd throne, Burnt on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept strokes, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - 2007 - 251 pages
...sensory, auditory, and rhythmic effects Cleopatra's trip down the Cydnus to meet Antony: . . . the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (Ant., II, ii, 204-7) Both passages contain oars and use the pathetic fallacy to suggest the harmony...
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