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" ... silken tackle Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands, That yarely frame the office. From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast Her people out upon her, and Antony, Enthron'd i... "
The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected - Page 120
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 28

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 200 pages
...first sight of Cleopatra: and Antony Enthron'd i' the market-place, did sit alone, Whistling to the air; which, but for vacancy, Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too, And made a gap in nature (II, ii, 214-18) in contrast to Cleopatra's description of a world without Antony - the gap of former...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy

Claire McEachern - 2002 - 274 pages
...drew all eyes to her, and Antony, Enthroned i'th'market-place, did sit alone, Whistling to th'air, which, but for vacancy, Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra, too, And made a gap in nature. (2.2.2Z4-8) This time Antony is alone. In Elysium, however, the lovers are together. It would surely...
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A2 English Language and Literature for AQA B

Alison Ross, Jen Greatrex - 2001 - 196 pages
...Her people out upon her; and Antony, Enthron'd i' the market-place, did sit alone. Whistling to the air; which, but for vacancy. Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too, And made a gap in nature. AGRIPPA Rare Egyptian! DOMITIUS ENOBARBUS Upon her landing, Antony sent to her, Invited her to supper:...
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Renaissance Drama 32: New

Jeffrey Masten, Wendy Wall - 2003 - 264 pages
...arrival at Cydnus, Enobarbus claims that the city's rush to view her on the barge left behind only air, "which, but for vacancy / Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too, / And made a gap in nature" (2.2.216-18). Antony is hardly immune to her magnetic pull: in a disconcerting reversal of roles, she...
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Shakespeare, Italy, and Intertextuality

Michele Marrapodi - 2004 - 278 pages
...Her people out upon her; and Antony, Enthroned i'th'market-place, did sit alone, Whistling to th'air, which, but for vacancy, Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra, too, And made a gap in nature. (2.2.216-28) There is close indebtedness here, but the divergences are, for present purposes, more...
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Renaissance Go-betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Andreas Höfele, Werner von Koppenfels - 2005 - 289 pages
...move the air itself as in Enobarbus's description of Cleopatra on the river Cydnus where 'th'air [...] but for vacancy / Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too, / And made a gap in nature' (Antony and Cleopatra, II.2.222-24). If both scenes deal with potent sexual seduction, Antony and Cleopatra...
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The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra

Mary Rosenberg - 2006 - 605 pages
...Her people out upon her; and Anthony, Enthroned i'th'marketplace, did sit alone. Whistling to th'air; which, but for vacancy, Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too, And made a gap in nature. Again Agrippa, the Roman, breathless in admiration: Agrippa [He has clapped]: Rare Egyptian! Upon her...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

Emma Smith - 2007
...Her people out upon her; and Antony, Enthroned i'th'market-place, did sit alone, Whistling to th'air, which but for vacancy, Had gone to gaze on Cleopatra too, And made a gap in nature. (2.2.195-228) We can see how the vocabulary reverberates between North and Shakespeare: Cydnus, barge,...
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