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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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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 82

English literature - 1848
...too closely upon dangerous and " holy ground." The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Beam'd on the water; the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...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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Julius Caesar. Antony and Cleopatra. Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles

William Shakespeare - 1848
...upon the river of Cydnus. 8 Eno. I will tell you: The barge she sat in like a burnished throne, Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...winds were lovesick 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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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 232 pages
...Plutarch of Chaeronea) And here is Shakespeare: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...winds were lovesick 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 Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin

Sebag Montefiore - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 634 pages
...the Empress embarked on her galley in the most luxurious fleet ever seen on a great river. CLEOPATRA The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd...winds were lovesick 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 Chinese Garden

Rosemary Manning - Fiction - 2000 - 189 pages
...which opened off one end of it. 'The barge she sat in,' began Chief, 'I wonder if I can remember it ... "The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'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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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 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...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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Shakespeare's Reading

Robert S. Miola, James S. MacKillop, Gerard Manley Hopkins Professor of English Robert S Miola, Robert S.. Miola - Drama - 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...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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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 156 pages
...river of Cydnus. AGRIPPA There she appear'd indeed; or my reporter devis'd well for her. 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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Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty

Barry Strauss - Sports & Recreation - 2001 - 176 pages
...(Ezekiel 27:6) Now, here is Shakespeare's portrait of Cleopatra on her galley, seducing Mark Antony: The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'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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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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