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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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The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

Scott McCrea - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 280 pages
...burnish'd throne, Burnt 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...tissue — O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature. On each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-color'd...
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Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist

Roland Mushat Frye - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 271 pages
...burnish'd throne, Burnt 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...did lie In her pavilion — cloth of gold, of tissue — O'cr-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature. (2.2.191-201) The words convey...
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History's Worst Decisions: And the People who Made Them

Stephen Weir - Decision-making - 2005 - 256 pages
...burnished 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...strokes. For her own person, it beggar'd all description. — Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra MARC ANTONY Isn't it odd that Cleopatra, the last of the Ptolemies,...
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The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose

T. S. Eliot - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 270 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....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 that...
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Shakespeare and Republicanism

Andrew Hadfield, Professor of English Andrew Hadfield - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 363 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: she did lie In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold of tissue, O'erpicturing that...
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The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 205 pages
...burnish 'd throne, Burnt 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...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. . . . (2.2) Enobarbus's sumptuous tableau vivant is an accumulation of color, sensuousness, wealth,...
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 334 pages
...instruments, the amorous flute (Il.ii) : The poop was beaten gold ; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them ; the oars were...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. . . . There is a similar musical economy in Shakespeare's treatment 1 Kittredge SP 880 and 943 ; NS...
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Modernism: An Anthology

Lawrence Rainey - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 1181 pages
...Speak. "What are you thinking of? What thinking? What? "I never know what you are thinking. Think." Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...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 that...
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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray : the 1890 and ...

Oscar Wilde, Russell Jackson, Ian Small, Joseph Bristow - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 465 pages
...echoes Enobarbus's description of Cleopatra's barge in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra ( 1 606-7): 'the oars were silver, | Which to the tune of flutes...made | The water which they beat to follow faster' (n. ii.). The phrase had considerable resonance for W; it appears, for example, in CAA (CWks viii....
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The Poetics of Spice: Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic

Timothy Morton - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 300 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'erpicturing that Venus where we see The fancy out-work nature. On each...
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