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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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Speech and Performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays

David Schalkwyk, Academic Director of Global Shakespeare David Schalkwyk - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 262 pages
...O o' th' earth. DOLABELLA Most sovereign creature CLEOPATRA His legs bestrid the ocean; his reared arm Crested the world. His voice was propertied As...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 back above The...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 256 pages
...developed'.3 Cleopatra's lines are packed with allegorical reference. His legs bestrid the ocean; his reared arm Crested the world; his voice was propertied As...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's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 283 pages
...kept 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...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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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 170 pages
...their course and lighted 80 The little O, the earth. Dolabella Most sovereign creature— Cleopatra His legs bestrid the ocean; his rear'd arm Crested...friends; 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 it was That grew...
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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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A Short History of Western Performance Space

David Wiles, vid Wiles - Drama - 2003 - 316 pages
...kept their course and lighted The little O, o'th earth . . . His legs bestrid the ocean; his reared arm Crested the world; his voice was propertied As...quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder . . ,8' it is easy for a modern audience in the reconstructed Globe to grasp the metaphors of scale....
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2004 - 207 pages
...little O, the earth. DOLABELLA Most sovereign creature CLEOPATRA His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared arm Crested the world; his voice was propertied As...friends 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's Tragic Sequence

Kenneth Muir - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 207 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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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 334 pages
...bound, in modesty, to recognize that the most glorious music is the music of Shakespeare's verse : His legs bestrid the ocean, his rear'd arm Crested...quail and shake the orb, He was as rattling thunder. Antony, the king, and Cleopatra, the queen, redeemed through death, regain their regal stature. Their...
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