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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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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 381 pages
...epitaph for him as any is Cleopatra's dream-speech on Antony: His legs bestrid the ocean; his rear'd arm Crested the world; his voice was propertied As all...thunder. For his bounty, There was no winter in't; an Antony 'twas That grew the more by reaping; his delights Were dolphin-like, they show'd his back above...
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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 374 pages
...kept their course, and lighted The litde O, the earth ... 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 . . . (v. ii. 76) 233 She goes to meet him, leaving the 'elements' of 'baser life* for 'fire* and 'air'...
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Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays

David Schalkwyk, Academic Director of Global Shakespeare David Schalkwyk - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 262 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...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 showed...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 28

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 200 pages
...bodies (v, i, 35-7) and Cleopatra to Dolabella on her Antony: 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 morc by reaping. (v, ii, 82-8) There are probably more of these...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...earth. Dolabella. Most sovereign creature, — Cleopatra. 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 autumn1 'twas That grew the more by reaping: his delights Were dolphin-like; they show'd...
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Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...their course and lighted The little O, the earth. . . . His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared arm Crested the world; his voice was propertied As all...rattling thunder. For his bounty, There was no winter ín't; an autumn 'twas That grew the more by reaping. His delights Were dolphin-like; they showed his...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 36

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 224 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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Foolscap: Or, the Stages of Love

Michael Malone - Fiction - 2002 - 391 pages
...Cleopatra that night reciting from one of her speeches about the dead Antony. She had a lovely voice. For his bounty, There was no winter in't, an autumn...dolphin-like, they show'd his back above The element they lived in.... Ford in New York pacing rehearsal stages; Ford at his ranch in Texas, leaning over a corral...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...thunder-music contrast — such as occurs throughout Coriolanus — in Cleopatra's dream of Antony: ... his voice was propertied As all the tuned spheres,...quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder. (v. ii. 83) Here love's voice, as often elsewhere, is compared with the spheral music of the universe....
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 24

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 204 pages
...there are all sorts of polarities juxtaposed. Cleopatra defines one of them in her dream of Antony: his voice was propertied As all the tuned spheres,...when he meant to quail, and shake the orb, He was as ratding thunder. (v, ii, 83-6) Notice how Irene Worth's voice subdy reflects the tone-qualities her...
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