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" What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet, 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... "
Dramatic Works and Poems - Page 323
by William Shakespeare - 1847
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Gift of Sentiment: A Souvenir for 1854

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Gift books - 1854 - 288 pages
...do ,._ ' Still betters what is done. When you speak sweet, I'd have you do i> ever : when you sing, I'd have you buy and sell so ; so give alms ; Pray...you . ' A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do , i; ' - Nothing but that ; move still, still so, and own . .' ", No other function : Each your doing,...
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Hamlet and Other Shakespearean Essays

L. C. Knights, Lionel Charles Knights - Literary Criticism - 1979 - 308 pages
...it ever: when you sing, lid have you buy, and sell so: so give alms, Pray so: and for the ord'ring your affairs, To sing them too. When you do dance,...doing, in the present deeds, That all your acts, are queens. The rhythm is obviously very different from that of Leontes' disordered speech. Leontes had...
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La Métamorphose dans la poésie baroque française et anglaise: variations et ...

Gisèle Mathieu-Castellani - Barock - 1980 - 250 pages
...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 ever do Nothing but that, move...doing, in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens. 135-146 Ce qui ne peut manquer de frapper dans ce texte, quelles que soient les résistances...
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Tragedy and After: Euripides, Shakespeare, Goethe

Ekbert Faas - Drama - 1986 - 223 pages
...and now of life: When you do dance, I wish you A wave o'th'sea, that you might ever do Nothing hut that - move still, still so, And own no other function....doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens. (Winter's Tale IV. iv) The first of Shakespeare's romances shows with what force this new vision...
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Shakespeare's Metrical Art

George T. Wright - Poetry - 1988 - 363 pages
...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 ever do Nothing but that: move...doing, in the present deeds, That all your acts, are queens. (4.4.112-46) Now and then the periods open up for stretches as long as a line and a half (lines...
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Shakespeare's Romance of the Word, Volume 10

Maurice Hunt - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 183 pages
...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 ever do Nothing but that, move...doing, in the present deeds. That all your acts are queens. (4.4.135-46) Both Sidney and Shakespeare imply that "the continual motion of our changing life"...
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Things Supernatural and Causeless: Shakespearean Romance

Marco Mincoff - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 131 pages
...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 ever do Nothing but that; move...doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens. (4.4.135-i6) This shows us not only Perdita but also Florizel: his humble adoration, his recognition...
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Shakespeare Comes to Broadmoor: The Actors are Come Hither : the Performance ...

Murray Cox - Performing Arts - 1992 - 282 pages
...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 ever do Nothing but that - move still,...doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens. (The Winter's Tale IV.4.135) The touching out of the words is very delicate: the play on the...
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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 151 pages
...and, for the ordering your affairs, To sing them too. When you do dance, I wish you A wave o'th'sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still,...doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens. The verse is so fluently expressive that its poetic force may not be evident until we attempt...
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Othello's Sacrifice: Essays on Shakespeare and Romantic Tradition

John O'Meara - Drama - 1996 - 125 pages
...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 you might ever do Nothing but that; move...doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens. (IV.iv.135-146) We remark about this representation, especially, its powerful suggestion of...
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