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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 Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ... - Page 552
1896 - 1178 pages
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Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917

Thomas Stearns Eliot - 1998 - 428 pages
...compare Antony and Cleopatra, II ii 195—2.00: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...and made The water which they beat to follow faster, TSE has 'golden' (7), 'beat' (5), and 'faster' (24). He later refashioned Enobarbus's speech, both...
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - 1999 - 232 pages
...Plutarch of Chaeronea) And here is Shakespeare: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description: she did lie In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold of tissue,...
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The Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin

Sebag Montefiore - 2001 - 634 pages
...the Empress embarked on her galley in the most luxurious fleet ever seen on a great river. CLEOPATRA The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description . . . William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra At...
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The Chinese Garden

Rosemary Manning - 2000 - 189 pages
...which opened off one end of it. 'The barge she sat in,' began Chief, 'I wonder if I can remember it ... "The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar'd all description ..." ' Her senses held by the poetry, Rachel's truant...
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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 - 2000 - 186 pages
...writers. Witness Enobarbus' description of Cleopatra: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description. She did lie In her pavilion — cloth of gold, of...
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 48 pages
...dazzles his Roman listeners with his account. The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold, Purple the...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description: she did lie In her pavilion, cloth-of-gold of tissue,...
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The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 2000 - 388 pages
...Appendix A). Burned on the water; the poop was beaten gold, Purple the sails, and so perfumed that 200 The winds were lovesick with them; the oars were silver,...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, lt beggared all description: she did lie 205 ln her pavilion — cloth-of-gold...
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Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty

Barry Strauss - 2001 - 176 pages
...(Ezekiel 27:6) Now, here is Shakespeare's portrait of Cleopatra on her galley, seducing Mark Antony: The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (Antony and Cleopatra, II, ii) The Romans enjoyed boat races and also mock naval battles. The emperor...
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Alexandria: City of the Western Mind

Theodore Vrettos - 2010 - 272 pages
...Plutarch, colorfully described the occasion: The barge she sat in like a burnish'd throne, Burn'don the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails,...beat to follow faster, 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...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
.... In Shakespeare's hands this comparatively prosaic passage undergoes a miraculous transformation : The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd...so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them . . . Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids tended her i' th' eyes. And made their bends...
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