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" I'd have you do it ever : when you sing, I'd have you buy and sell so ; so give alms ; Pray so ; and, for the ordering your affairs, To sing them too. When you do dance, I wish you A wave o... "
The Winter's Tale - Page 30
by William Shakespeare - 1887 - 66 pages
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Othello's Sacrifice: Essays on Shakespeare and Romantic Tradition

John O'Meara - Drama - 1996 - 125 pages
...death. It is Perdita who expresses this (it is Florizel who signals her value to us in these terms): What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet, I'ld have you do it ever; when you sing, I'ld have you buy and sell so; so give alms; Pray so; and...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 403 pages
...terms that magically suggest that her beauty, and his love for her, can suspend the passage of time: What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...buy and sell so, so give alms, Pray so; and for the ord'ring your affairs, To sing them too. When you do dance, I wish you A wave o'th' sea, that you might...
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Franciscus Junius F.F. and His Circle

Rolf Hendrik Bremmer - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 249 pages
...marks the 1- Shakespeare made use of this passage in The Winter's Tate in Florizel's praise of Perdita: What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet, 1'ld have you do it ever; when you sing, 1'ld have you buy and sell so, so give alms; Pray so, and...
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On Drama: Boundaries of Genre, Borders of Self

Michael Goldman - Drama - 2000 - 134 pages
...Still betters what is done. When vou speak, sweet, I'd have you do it ever; when vou sing, I'd have vou buy and sell so; so give alms, Pray so; and for the ord'ring your affairs, To sing them too. When you dance, I wish you A wave o'th' sea, that vou might...
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The Tragedie of Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...not in Shakespeare's latest and highest style. Now compare with this a passage from the Wint. Tale: 'When you speak, sweet, I'd have you do it ever: when...sing them too: when you do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so, and own No other function.'...
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Four Late Plays

William Shakespeare - 1998 - 410 pages
...do Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet, I'ld have you do it ever: when you sing, I'ld have you buy and sell so; so give alms, Pray so; and...affairs, To sing them too: when you do dance, I wish you 140 A wave o'th' sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so; And own no other...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...of love, in contrast to the barren, wintry atmosphere at Leontes' court. He praises her thus: . . . What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...ever: when you sing, I'd have you buy and sell, so give alms, Pray so ; and for the ordering of your affairs, To sing them too: when you do dance, I wish...
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Shakespeare: la invención de lo humano

Harold Bloom - Characters and characteristics in literature - 2001 - 734 pages
...betters what is done. When yon speak, sweet, / I'd have yon do it ever: when yon sing, / I'd have yon buy and sell so, so give alms, / Pray so, and, for the ord'ring your affairs, / To sing them too: when yon do dance, I wish you / A wave o' the sea, that...
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Being Consciousness Bliss: A Seeker's Guide

Astrid Fitzgerald - Religion - 2002 - 383 pages
...us, for us to satisfy others, or for us to satisfy ourselves in any way at all. — Marsilio Ficino What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...sing them too: when you do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so, And own no other function:...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 360 pages
...Perdita we have thoughts of music, dance, and sun-glittering sea together : . . . when you sing, I'ld have you buy and sell so, so give alms, Pray so; and...sing them too: when you do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that. (iv. iii. 137) This scene, with its springtime...
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