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" Sometime, we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour, sometime, like a bear, or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ... - Page 186
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 207 pages
...sometime like a bear or lion, A towered citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory 5 With trees upon't that nod unto the world And mock...They are black vesper's pageants. EROS Ay, my lord. ANTONY That which is now a horse, even with a thought The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct 10...
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Shakespeare, Italy, and Intertextuality

Michele Marrapodi - Drama - 2004 - 278 pages
...sometime like a bear or lion, A towered citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't that nod unto the world And mock...seen these signs? They are black vesper's pageants. (4.14.2-8) These figures in the clouds, already mentioned as a game in Hamlet, depend on the belief...
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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology, and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare ...

Jonathan Dollimore - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 312 pages
...felt himself to be (I. iv. 43; IV. iv. 35), Antony now experiences himself in extreme dissolution: That which is now a horse, even with a thought The...makes it indistinct As water is in water . . . Eros, now thy captain is Even such a body: here I am Antony, Yet cannot hold this visible shape (IV. iv....
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Metaphysical Hazlitt: Bicentenary Essays

Leverhulme Special Research Fellow Uttara Natarajan, Uttara Natarajan, Tom Paulin, Duncan Wu, G M Young Lecturer in English Literature Tom Paulin, Professor of English Language and Literature Duncan Wu - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 188 pages
...sometimes like a Bear, or Lion, A tower'd Citadel, a pendant Rock, A forked Mountain, or blue Promontory With Trees upon't, that nod unto the World And mock...indistinct As Water is in Water. EROS. It does, my Lord. ANT. My good Knave, Eros, now thy Captain is Even such a body, &c. It is remarkable that the French,...
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Drawing Distinctions: The Varieties of Graphic Expression

Patrick Maynard - Art - 2005 - 266 pages
...at will. After all, Marc Antony continues his "black vesper's pageants" quotation above by saying: "That which is now a horse, even with a thought /...dislimns and makes it indistinct / As water is in water." In the second place, this example shows how, unlike the tree eyes, Gombrich's projections (say, a horse)...
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Shakespeare's Window Into the Soul: The Mystical Wisdom in Shakespeare's ...

Martin Lings - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 224 pages
...sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world And mock...they are black vesper's pageants. EROS. Ay, my Lord. ANTONY. That which is now a horse, even with a thought, The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct,...
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Cleopatra: A Sourcebook

Prudence J. Jones - Literary Collections - 2006 - 345 pages
...sometime, like a bear, or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory 5 With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock...They are black vesper's pageants. EROS. Ay, my lord. ANTONY. That, which is now a horse, even with a thought, The rack dislimns,17 and makes it indistinct,...
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The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra

Mary Rosenberg - Drama - 2006 - 605 pages
...has also tensely shared Anthony's unease. Eros: Aye my lord. T 364 THE MASKS OF ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA That which is now a horse, even with a thought The...indistinct As water is in water. Eros: It does, my lord. If you have followed Anthony's path to meaninglessness, you are aware that the next step must be discovering...
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Change in the Weather

Philip Eden - Science - 2006 - 256 pages
...sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock...seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants . . . That which is now a horse, even with a thought The rack dislimns and makes it indistinct As water...
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Collaborations with the Past: Reshaping Shakespeare Across Time and Media

Diana E. Henderson - Drama - 2006 - 289 pages
...sometime like a bear or lion, A towered citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't that nod unto the world, And mock...with air. Thou hast seen these signs, They are black vesper s pageants. En\i Ay, my lord. Antony That which is now a horse, even with a thought The rack...
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