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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 Shakspeare: Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ... - Page 119
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 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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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 1347 pages
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Illustrations of the Bible from the Monuments of Egypt

William Cooke Taylor - 1999 - 226 pages
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The Arden Shakespeare Book Of Quotations On Love

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 48 pages
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The Bible's Greatest Stories

Paul Roche, Anonymous - Fiction - 2001 - 482 pages
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Alexandria: City of the Western Mind

Theodore Vrettos - History - 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,...winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous...
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Tony Harrison and the Holocaust

Antony Rowland - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 326 pages
...of the queen in Act II of Shakespeare's play: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them. (II. ii. 195-98) Harrison rewrites Shakespeare's pun into the context of private grief: the ring is...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...visionary unit. First there is Enobarbus* description of Cleopatra's meeting with Antony: Enobarbus. I will tell you. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd...winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...contrast to set against tempests is the description of Cleopatra in her barge at Cydnus: Enobarbus. I will tell you. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd...winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous...
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Gendered spaces: Wandel des "Weiblichen" im englischen Diskurs der frühen ...

Martina Mittag - English literature - 2002 - 260 pages
...Monolog des Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra, UU 1 94-245 : The barge she sat in, like a bumish'd throne,/ Burn'd on the water. The poop was beaten...winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver,/ Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made/ The water which they beat to follow faster,/ As...
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