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" O'er-picturing that Venus, where we see The fancy outwork nature: on each side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool. And what they undid, did.... "
The works of Shakespeare, with corrections and illustr. from various ... - Page 29
by William Shakespeare - 1767
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Myth, Emblem, and Music in Shakespeare's Cymbeline: An Iconographic ...

Peggy Muņoz Simonds - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 393 pages
...side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-color'd fans, whose wind did seem To [glow] the delicate cheeks which they did cool. And what they undid did. (2.2.191-205) We should notice the implied comparison here between Cleopatra and the Venus genetrix...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colored fans, whose wind did seem ity Press (II, ii) WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Ill's Well That Ends Well 1 Our remedies oft in ourselves...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1993 - 141 pages
...her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-coloured fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. You can see at once the difference between the relatively inert catalogue of details offered by Plutarch...
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 247 pages
...first section of the barge description ends with the cupid-like boys with fans 'whose wind did seem/To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool/ And what they undid did' (II, ii, 203-5). This is a quality that lets Cleopatra defy the danger of diminution. It is, by contrast,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 45

Stanley Wells - Drama - 2002 - 224 pages
...side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-coloured fans whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did.19 After Antony is dead, Proculeius advises Cleopatra: Do not abuse my master's bounty by Th'undoing...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colored fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids, tended her i' th' eyes, And made their bends...
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Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete Tragedies, Histories ...

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 1996 - 865 pages
...side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-color'd fans, whose wind did seem To [glow] the delicate cheeks which they did cool. And what they undid did. (II, ii, 197—205) The lavish tribute continues until Maecenas reflects sadly: "Now Antony/Must leave...
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Shakespeare, Sex and the Print Revolution

Gordon Williams - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 274 pages
...dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids', had stood beside the queen plying their fans whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. (II.ii.209) Cydnus was the start of an affair which would culminate, like the alchemist's work, with...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - Drama - 1998 - 218 pages
...her, Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. (ll.ii. 197-205) In the historian's narrative there is no mention of mimetic inadequacy, although he...
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The Genius of Shakespeare

Jonathan Bate - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 384 pages
...side her Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids, With divers-coloured fans whose wind did seem To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool, And what they undid did. . . . Her gendewomen, like the Nereides, So many mermaids, tended her i'th' eyes. And made their bends...
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