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" His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd arm Crested the world : his voice was propertied As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends ; But when he meant to quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder. "
Elegant extracts in poetry - Page 631
by Elegant extracts - 1816
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...which kept their course and lighted The little O, th' earth. His legs bestrid the ocean: his reared arm Crested the world: his voice was propertied As all...more by reaping: his delights Were dolphin-like, they showed his back above The element they lived in: in his livery Walked crowns and crownets: realms and...
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Shakespeare, the King's Playwright: Theater in the Stuart Court, 1603-1613

Alvin B. Kernan - Drama - 1997 - 230 pages
...transcendence of all stinginess and pettiness: For his bounty, There was no winter in't; an [autumn] it was That grew the more by reaping. His delights Were dolphin-like,...his livery Walk'd crowns and crownets; realms and islands were As plates dropp'd from his pocket. (5.2.86) Cleopatra has the same alchemical power as...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - Drama - 1998 - 232 pages
...the earth. Dolabella. Most sovereign creature, Cleopatra. His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear'd arm Crested the world: his voice was propertied As all...dolphin-like, they show'd his back above The element they lived in: in his livery Walk'd crowns and crownets: realms and islands were As plates dropp'd from...
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Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender

Shirley Nelson Garner, Madelon Sprengnether - Drama - 1996 - 326 pages
...speech, she wishfully constructs for herself her "man of men": His legs bestrid the ocean: his reared arm Crested the world: his voice was propertied As all...in't: an autumn 'twas That grew the more by reaping. . . . (5.2.83-88) Here Antony becomes the kind of wonder that Cleopatra was in Enobarbus's barge speech,...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 865 pages
...for him either, and instead offers a panegyric to Antony: His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear'd arm Crested the world, his voice was propertied As all...his bounty, There was no winter in't; an [autumn] it was That grew the more by reaping. His delights Were dolphin-like, they show'd his back above The...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 403 pages
...Antony after he has died, describes her dream of him as one whose legs bestrid the ocean; his reared arm Crested the world. His voice was propertied As all...more by reaping. His delights Were dolphin-like; they showed his back above The element they lived in. In his livery Walked crowns and crownets. Realms and...
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Largesse

Jean Starobinski - Art - 1997 - 230 pages
...little O, the earth. DOL. Most sovereign creature, — CLEO. His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd arm Crested the world: his voice was propertied As all...rattling thunder. For his bounty, There was no winter in 't; an autumn 'twas That grew the more by reaping: his delights Were dolphin-like; they show'd his...
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Largesse

Jean Starobinski - Art - 1997 - 232 pages
...to quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty, There was no winter in 't; an autumn 'twas That grew the more by reaping: his...his livery Walk'd crowns and crownets; realms and islands were As plates dropp'd from his pocket. DOL. ' Cleopatra! CLEO. Think you where was, or might...
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The Plays of Christopher Marlowe and George Peele: Rhetoric and Renaissance ...

Brian B. Ritchie - Drama - 1999 - 358 pages
...power of human love which acts to transform the mundane: His legs bestrid the ocean; his reared arm Crested the world. His voice was propertied As all...more by reaping. His delights Were dolphin-like; they showed his back above The element they lived in. In his livery Walked crowns and crownets. Realms and...
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The Plays of Christopher Marlowe and George Peele: Rhetoric and Renaissance ...

Brian B. Ritchie - Drama - 1999 - 358 pages
...power of human love which acts to transform the mundane: His legs bestrid the ocean; his reared arm Crested the world. His voice was propertied As all...more by reaping. His delights Were dolphin-like; they showed his back above The element they lived in. In his livery Walked crowns and crownets. Realms and...
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