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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. "
The works of William Shakspere. Knight's Cabinet ed., with additional notes - Page 337
by William Shakespeare - 1856
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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...— 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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The Tragedie of Antonie and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...and therein stuck * A sun and moon, which kept their course, and lighted ' The little O, the earth. * His legs bestrid the ocean ; his rear'd arm * Crested...rattling 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...
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The Loves of Shakespeare's Women

Susannah York, William Shakespeare - Drama - 2001 - 112 pages
...heavens, and therein stuck A sun and moon, which kept their course and lighted The little O, the earth. His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd arm Crested...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 his...
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Shakespeare for My Father: A One-woman Play in Two Acts

Lynn Redgrave, William Shakespeare - Biographical drama - 2001 - 61 pages
...heavens, and therein stuck A sun and moon, which kept their course, and lighted The little O, the earth. His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd arm Crested...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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The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide

Victor L. Cahn - Drama - 2001 - 361 pages
...that this world did equal theirs Till they had stol'n our jewel. (IV, xv, 75-78) Later she comments: His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear'd arm Crested...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 28

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 200 pages
...this, but we do launce Diseases in our bodies (v, i, 35-7) and Cleopatra to Dolabella on her Antony: His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear'd arm Crested...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 fascinating inverted...
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The Imperial Theme

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 392 pages
...their course, and lighted The little O, the earth. Dolabella. Most sovereign creature, — Cleopatra. His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear'd arm Crested...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 his back above...
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Byron and Shakespeare

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 381 pages
...Hamlet, Macbeth and Antony. As good an epitaph for him as any is Cleopatra's dream-speech on Antony: His legs bestrid the ocean; his rear'd arm Crested...rattling 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...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 33

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 236 pages
...Shakespeare' s Sources (1957; герг. 1965), I, 217-19. Dolabclla. Most sovereign creature, Cleopatra. His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear'd arm Crested...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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Shakespeare and Religion: Essays of Forty Years

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 374 pages
...heavens, and therein stuck A sun and moon, which kept their course, and lighted The litde O, the earth ... His legs bestrid the ocean; his rear'd arm Crested...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*...
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