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" What you do, Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet, I'd have you do it ever: when you sing, I'd have you buy and sell so; so give alms; Pray so ; and, for the ordering your affairs, To sing them too : When you do dance, I wish you A wave o... "
The Dramatic Works and Poems of William Shakespeare - Page 9
by William Shakespeare - 1836
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The dramatic works of William Shakspere, from the text of Johnson, Stevens ...

William Shakespeare - 1856
...them do In Whitsun' pastorals: sure, this robe of mine Does change my disposition. Flo. What you dp, usband ? afl'airs, To sing them too : When you do dance, 1 wish you A wave o'the sea, that you might ever do...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1857
...flowers : Methinks I play as I have seen them do In Whitsun pastorals : sure, this robe of mine Does change my disposition. Flo. What you do Still betters...so give alms ; Pray so ; and, for the ordering your aflairs, To sing them too : when you do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that ybu might ever do...
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Shakespeare's Romance of the Word

Maurice Hunt - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 183 pages
...created by Perdita's costume and play-acting transforms his mistress so that he knows her in a new way: What you do, Still betters what is done. When you...buy and sell so, so give alms, Pray so, and, for the ord'ring your affairs, To sing them too: when you do dance, I wish you A wave o'th' sea, that you might...
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Shakespeare Comes to Broadmoor: The Actors are Come Hither : the Performance ...

Murray Cox - Performing Arts - 1992 - 282 pages
...later in the same play: Act IV Scene 4, where Florizel discovers his feelings for Perdita: FLORIZEL: What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...buy and sell so, so give alms, Pray so, and, for the ord'ring your affairs, To sing them too; when you do dance, I wish you A wave o'th'sea, that you might...
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Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays

Carol Thomas Neely - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 261 pages
...her beauty, her wit, in her "blood" which "look[s] out" (IV.iv.16o). He praises her unconventionally: When you speak, sweet, I'd have you do it ever; when...buy and sell so; so give alms, Pray so; and for the ord'ring your affairs, To sing them too. . . . Each your doing, So singular in each particular, Crowns...
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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 151 pages
...have seen them do In Whitsun pastorals: sure, this robe of mine Does change my disposition. FLORIZEL What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...affairs, To sing them too. When you do dance, I wish you 140 A wave o'th'sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so; And own no other...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 416 pages
...terms that magically suggest that her beauty, and his love for her, can suspend the passage of time: What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...buy and sell so, so give alms, Pray so; and for the ord'ring your affairs, To sing them too. When you do dance, I wish you A wave o'th' sea, that you might...
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The Tragedie of Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...not in Shakespeare's latest and highest style. Now compare with this a passage from the Wint. Tale: 'When you speak, sweet, I'd have you do it ever: when...them too: when you do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so, and own No other function.'...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...of love, in contrast to the barren, wintry atmosphere at Leontes' court. He praises her thus: . . . What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...ever: when you sing, I'd have you buy and sell, so give alms, Pray so ; and for the ordering of your affairs, To sing them too: when you do dance, I wish...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...do Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet, I'ld have you do it ever: when you sing, I'ld have you buy and sell so; so give alms, Pray so; and...affairs, To sing them too: when you do dance, I wish you 140 A wave o'th' sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so; And own no other...
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