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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 works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with additional notes - Page 259
by William Shakespeare - 1856
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 5

1845
...beaten gold ; Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that The winds were lovesick with them : the oars 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'er-picturing...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 5

American literature - 1845
...water, which they beat, to follow faster, Aa amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description : she did lie In her pavilion, (cloth...see, The fancy outwork nature ;. on each side her, Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With diverse-color'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow...
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Shakespeare, Sex and the Print Revolution

Gordon Williams - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 274 pages
...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...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (II.ii.198) In those last lines he figures what he takes to be Antony's masochistic obsession, which...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - Drama - 1998 - 232 pages
...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...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes . . . (II. ii. 191-7) Shakespeare's Cleopatra is a biological magnet that draws all the elements of...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...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...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, (1564-1616) British dramatist, poet. Enobarbus, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 2,...
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The Genius of Shakespeare

Jonathan Bate - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 384 pages
...sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with mem. The oars were silver, Which to the mne of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description. She did lulu her pavilion - cloth of gold, of tissue O'er-picmring that Venus...
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 232 pages
...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 The...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 Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin

Sebag Montefiore - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 634 pages
...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...strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description . . . William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra At midday on 1.2. April 1787, Catherine, Potemkin and...
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The Chinese Garden

Rosemary Manning - Fiction - 2000 - 189 pages
...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...strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description ..." ' Her senses held by the poetry, Rachel's truant mind played with the tempting hope that she would...
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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
...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...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'er-picturing...
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