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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,... "
A cyclopædia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams - Página 80
por Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 páginas
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Selections from the British Poets: Chronologically Arranged from Chaucer to ...

1851
...DESCRIPTION OF CLEOPATRA SAILING DOWN THE CYDNUS. THE barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water : the poop was beaten gold ; Purple the...love-sick with them : the oars were silver; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their...
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The Life and Beauties of Shakespeare: Comprising Careful Selections from ...

William Shakespeare - 1851 - 345 páginas
...DESCRIPTION OF CLEOPATRA SAILING DOWN THE CYDNUS. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, fiurn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...that The winds were love-sick with them: the oars wera silver; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat, to follow...
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, David Scott Kastan, Marina Kastan - 2000 - 48 páginas
...determined to dazzle him. She did; and Enobarbus here dazzles his Roman listeners with his account. The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned...love-sick with them. The oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their...
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The Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin

Sebag Montefiore - 2001 - 634 páginas
...luxurious fleet ever seen on a great river. CLEOPATRA The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water, the poop was beaten gold, Purple the...lovesick with them, the oars were silver Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their...
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The Chinese Garden

Rosemary Manning - 2000 - 189 páginas
...began Chief, 'I wonder if I can remember it ... "The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water; the poop was beaten gold, Purple the...love-sick with them, the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their...
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Shakespeare Stories II

Leon Garfield - 1995 - 284 páginas
...first she'd met Mark Antony on the River Cydnus? Enobarbus smiled. "I will tell you," he said softly. "The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, burned...poop was beaten gold, purple the sails . . ." and as he conjured up the marvellous scene, his two listeners drew close, as Rome dissolved and Cleopatra...
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Tony Harrison and the Holocaust

Antony Rowland - 2001 - 326 páginas
...as burnished links with Enobarbus's famous celebration of the queen in Act II of Shakespeare's play: The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne Burned...so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them. (Il.ii. 195-98) Harrison rewrites Shakespeare's pun into the context of private grief: the ring is...
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Rowing Against the Current: On Learning to Scull at Forty

Barry Strauss - 2001 - 176 páginas
...Cleopatra on her galley, seducing Mark Antony: The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the...love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their...
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Alexandria: City of the Western Mind

Theodore Vrettos - 2010 - 272 páginas
...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,...love-sick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 páginas
...passage undergoes a miraculous transformation : The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water, the poop was beaten gold ; Purple the...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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