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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 and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 231
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Clyde E. Fant, Mitchell G. Reddish - Religion - 2003 - 395 pages
...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...beggar'd all description: she did lie In her pavilion — cloth-of-gold of tissue — O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature: on...
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The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law

Clifton R Musser Professor Emeritus of Law and Economics and Senior Lecturer William M Landes, William M. LANDES, Richard A. Posner, Senior Lecturer in Law Richard A Posner, Circuit Judge U S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Senior Lecturer Richard A Posner - Law - 2003 - 442 pages
...burnished throne, Burnt on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them. The oars were silver,...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description: she did lie In her pavilion — cloth-of-gold of tissue — O'erpicturing...
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Before Orientalism: London's Theatre of the East, 1576-1626

Richmond Barbour - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 238 pages
...burnished throne, Burned 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...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description. (2.2.201-8) The speech is a set-piece of proto-orientalist vision: the splendid,...
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Soundscape: The School of Sound Lectures, 1998-2001

Larry Sider, Jerry Sider, Diane Freeman - Performing Arts - 2003 - 242 pages
...taking her to her first meeting with Anthony in Shakespeare's play is perhaps the classic example: '... the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.' The words between 'stroke' and 'faster' require the speaker to push through the resistance of the line-break,...
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The Shakespeare Oracle: Let the Bard to Predict Your Future

Body, Mind & Spirit
...burnish'd throne, Burn W on the water: the poop was beaten fjoid; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were...tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which thev beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It bejigared all deseription:...
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The Orient in Chaucer and Medieval Romance

Carol Falvo Heffernan - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 160 pages
...120-21); however, Cleopatra, as described by Enobarbus, is an irresistible magnetic work of art: . . . her own person It beggar'd all description: she did...pavilion - cloth of gold, of tissue O'er-picturing Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature. (2.2.1 97-20 1 ) This proves to be as true for the audience...
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Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters

Frederick Kiefer - Drama - 2003 - 358 pages
...description of Cleopatra, spoken by the gruff soldier Enobarbus, is similarly lacking in specificity: she did lie In her pavilion - cloth of gold, of tissue O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature. (2.2.198-201) If Shakespeare's knowledge of ancient representations is unclear,...
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Almost Shakespeare: Reinventing His Works for Cinema and Television

James R. Keller, Leslie Stratyner - Performing Arts - 2014 - 203 pages
...burnish'd throne. Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sales, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them: the oars were...beggar'd all description: she did lie In her pavilion — cloth-of-gold of tissue — on each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With...
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Shakespeare, Italy, and Intertextuality

Michele Marrapodi - Drama - 2004 - 278 pages
...the sea is recollected in the peculiar enchanted and erotic harmony of sea and oars in Shakespeare: 'the oars were silver, / Which to the tune of flutes...beat to follow faster, / As amorous of their strokes' (2.2.204-7). The complete series of intermedi, in fact, anticipate and elaborate Shakespeare in celebrating...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare, Tony Farrell - Drama - 2004 - 208 pages
...burnished throne, Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them. The oars were silver,...Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made 190 The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It...
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