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" O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature ; on each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did.... "
Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline - Page 43
by William Shakespeare - 1841
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - 1993 - 247 pages
...first section of the barge description ends with the cupid-like boys with fans 'whose wind did seem/To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool/ And what they undid did' (II, ii, 203-5). This is a quality that lets Cleopatra defy the danger of diminution. It is, by contrast,...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - 1995 - 128 pages
...outwork nature. On each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colored fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids, tended her i' th' eyes, And made their bends...
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Shakespeare, Sex and the Print Revolution

Gordon Williams - 1996 - 274 pages
...the barge, those 'pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids', had stood beside the queen plying their fans whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. (II.ii.209) Cydnus was the start of an affair which would culminate, like the alchemist's work, with...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - 1998 - 218 pages
...outwork nature. On each side her, Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. (ll.ii. 197-205) In the historian's narrative there is no mention of mimetic inadequacy, although he...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - 1996 - 865 pages
...outwork nature. On each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-color'd fans, whose wind did seem To [glow] the delicate cheeks which they did cool. And what they undid did. (II, ii, 197205) The lavish tribute continues until Maecenas reflects sadly: "Now Antony/Must leave...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - 1997 - 416 pages
...outwork nature. On each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-coloured fans whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. . . . Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids, tended her i'th' eyes, And made their bends...
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The Genius of Shakespeare

Jonathan Bate - 1998 - 384 pages
...outwork namre. On each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-coloured fans whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. . . . Her gendewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids, tended her i'th' eyes. And made their bends...
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - 1999 - 232 pages
...outwork nature; on each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colored fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. . . . Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids, tended her i' th' eyes, And made their...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 139 pages
...picture of 211 fancy ie, the painter's imagination With divers-colored fans, whose wind did seem 214 To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. AGRIPPA O, rare for Antony. ENOBARBUS 216 Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, 217 So many mermaids,...
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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
...outwork nature. On each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-coloured fans whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. (Antony and Cleopatra, 2. 2. 198-212) Those who come upon the following description of Cleopatra's...
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