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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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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 232 pages
...evocation of the endless circle of productiveness: . . . 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. . . . (V.ii.79) What Cleopatra claims for Antony in her magnificent elegy for him is that his generosity...
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The Plays of Christopher Marlowe and George Peele: Rhetoric and Renaissance ...

Brian B. Ritchie - Drama - 1999 - 358 pages
...aets to transform the mundane: His legs hestrid the oeean: his reared arm Crested the world. His voiee was propertied As all the tuned spheres, and that...more by reaping. His delights Were dolphin-like; they showed his baek above The element they lived in. 1n his livery Walked erowns and erownets. Realms and...
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Shakespeare and Race

Catherine M. S. Alexander, Stanley Wells, Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Shakespeare Institute Stanley Wells, Alexander Catherine M. S. - Drama - 2000 - 233 pages
...following with Portia's peroration on the quality of mercy: For his bounty, There was no winter in it; 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. (5.2.86-92) This, then, is the soul we recognize in...
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The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2000 - 388 pages
...o'th'earth. DOLABELLA Most sovereign creature — CLEOPATRA His legs bestrid the ocean; his reared arm Crested the world; his voice was propertied As all...— But when he meant to quail and shake the orb, 85 He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty, There was no winter in't — an autumn 'twas That grew...
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Shakespeare for My Father: A One-woman Play in Two Acts

Lynn Redgrave, William Shakespeare - Biographical drama - 2001 - 61 pages
...kept their course, and lighted The little O, the earth. 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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The Loves of Shakespeare's Women

Susannah York, William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 112 pages
...which kept their course and lighted The little O, the earth. His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd 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 Walk'd crowns and crownets, realms and...
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The Tragedie of Antonie and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...their course, and lighted ' The little O, the earth. * His legs bestrid the ocean ; his rear'd arm * Crested the world ; his voice was propertied ' As...thunder. For his bounty * There was no winter in't ; an Anthony it was ' That grew the more by reaping.' Where in this description is there a trace of ' passion...
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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...had stol'n our jewel. (IV, xv, 75-78) Later she comments: His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear'd arm Crested the world, his voice was propertied As all...quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder . . . His delights Were dolphin-like, they show'd his back above The element they liv'd in. In his...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 33

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 236 pages
...I, 217-19. Dolabclla. 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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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 256 pages
...Cleopatra's lines are packed with allegorical reference. 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 liv'd in. (v, ii, 82-90) This conception, Cleopatra states,...
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