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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,... "
King Lear: A Tragedy in Five Acts - Page 3
by William Shakespeare - 1808 - 78 pages
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

Emma Smith - Literary Criticism - 2007
...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...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 Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' and 'The Waste Land'

C J Ackerley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 97 pages
...beaten 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...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
...auditory, 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...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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The Seduction of the Crimson Rose

Lauren Willig - Fiction - 2008 - 385 pages
...The winds were love-sic^ with them; the oars were silver, Which io the tune of flutes \ept strokf, and made The water which they beat to follow faster,...As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggar' d all description. . . . — William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, II, ii Mary lounged...
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