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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 Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra

Mary Rosenberg - Drama - 2006 - 605 pages
...sails!— the royal color — and so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them! the oars were silver! Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...faster, As amorous of their strokes! For her own person — Enobarbus has earned an audience laugh here, by failing to find words enough, and letting his audience...
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英國文學史略

Benjamin Ifor Evans - English literature - 2006 - 491 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...to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For their own person, It beggar'd all description: she did lie In her pavilion — cloth-of-gold tissue...
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Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A ...

Georg Luck - History - 2006 - 544 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...beat to follow faster, as amorous of their strokes. . . Many achievements of ancient technology border on the magical, especially if their secret was well...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

Emma Smith - Literary Criticism - 2007
...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...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 that...
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T S Eliot, The Waste Land and Prufrock

C J Ackerley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 97 pages
...gold; Purple the sail, 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 beggar 'd all description. She did lie In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold, of tissue, O'erpicturing that...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 251 pages
...and rhythmic effects — Cleopatra's trip down the Cydnus to meet Antony: . . . the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (Ant., II, ii, 204-7) Both passages contain oars and use the pathetic fallacy to suggest the harmony...
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