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" NAY, but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure : those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front... "
The works of Shakespear, with a glossary, pr. from the Oxford ed. in quarto ... - Page 245
by William Shakespeare - 1747
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The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853
...general's O'erflows the measure : those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars; now bend, now turn The...a tawny front : his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges1 all temper, And is become the...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - Drama - 1990 - 226 pages
...the start. In Philo's description Antony's "goodly eyes," That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn,...Upon a tawny front; his captain's heart Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1990 - 274 pages
...O'erflows the measure. Those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turn The office and...Upon a tawny front. His captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper And is become the...
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The Idea of Spatial Form

Joseph Frank - Architecture - 1991 - 196 pages
...our general's O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn,...Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the...
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Antony and Cleopatra

Harley Granville-Barker - Shakespeare, William - 1993 - 147 pages
...general's O'erflows the measure; those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn,...Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the...
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Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays

Carol Thomas Neely - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 261 pages
...Cleopatra by introducing the terms of the conventional dichotomy: Antony's eyes, which once "glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turn / The office...a tawny front. His captain's heart, / Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst / The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper / And is become...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1993 - 141 pages
...O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glowed like plated Mars — now bend, now turn The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front: 1 his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast,...
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Men in Women's Clothing: Anti-theatricality and Effeminization, 1579-1642

Laura Levine - Drama - 1994 - 185 pages
...instead to the behavior of love: Those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like Plated Mars, now bend, now turn The...office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front. (Ii2-6)2 Literally the description is one of behavior, of a gaze changing, of eyes changing from one...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 279 pages
...to attract a soldier: those his goodly eyes That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turn The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front; (1.1.2) and there is more than one kind of attitude that may be taken toward the imperium of Rome:...
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Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England

Kim F. Hall - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 319 pages
...opening scene, Philo comments on both Cleopatra's sexuality and her darkness, claiming that Antony's eyes "now bend, now turn / The office and devotion of their view / Upon a tawny front" (1.1.4-6) and calling him "the fan / To cool a gipsy's lust" (iig-io).27 His language, typical of orientalist...
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