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" NAY, but this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure : those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front... "
The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected - Page 89
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Dramatic and ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1853
...That o'er the files and musters of the war Mare plowM like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The oflice scuffles jf great fights hath burst The buckles on his brunt, reneges1 all temper; And is become the...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies: An Introduction

Dieter Mehl - 1986 - 272 pages
...O'erflows the measure. Those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turn The office and devotion...Upon a tawny front. His captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Transactions

Michael Mooney - 1990 - 226 pages
...Philo's description Antony's "goodly eyes," That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion...Upon a tawny front; his captain's heart Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the...
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The Idea of Spatial Form

Joseph Frank - 1991 - 196 pages
...O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion...Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the...
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Antony and Cleopatra

Harley Granville-Barker - 1993 - 147 pages
...O'erflows the measure; those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion...Upon a tawny front: his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the...
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Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays

Carol Thomas Neely - 1985 - 261 pages
...Cleopatra by introducing the terms of the conventional dichotomy: Antony's eyes, which once "glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turn / The office and devotion...a tawny front. His captain's heart, / Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst / The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper / And is become...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 1993 - 141 pages
...O'erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glowed like plated Mars — now bend, now turn The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front: 1 his captain's heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast,...
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Men in Women's Clothing: Anti-theatricality and Effeminization, 1579-1642

Laura Levine - 1994 - 185 pages
...behavior of love: Those his goodly eyes, That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glow'd like Plated Mars, now bend, now turn The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front. (Ii2-6)2 Literally the description is one of behavior, of a gaze changing, of eyes changing from one...
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Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies

Maynard Mack - 1993 - 279 pages
...attract a soldier: those his goodly eyes That o'er the files and musters of the war Have glowed like plated Mars, now bend, now turn The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front; (1.1.2) and there is more than one kind of attitude that may be taken toward the imperium of Rome:...
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Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England

Kim F. Hall - 1995 - 319 pages
...opening scene, Philo comments on both Cleopatra's sexuality and her darkness, claiming that Antony's eyes "now bend, now turn / The office and devotion of their view / Upon a tawny front" (1.1.4-6) and calling him "the fan / To cool a gipsy's lust" (iig-io).27 His language, typical of orientalist...
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