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" Sometime, we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour, sometime, like a bear, or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these... "
Shakspeare's Dramatic Works: With Explanatory Notes - Page 790
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1790
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Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities

Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 366 pages
...theme in Shakespeare's plays. Antony says, Sometimes we see a cloud that's dragonish; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant...rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon 't. . . (Antony and Cleopatra (IV. 14.) And Hamlet teases Polonius: Ham. Do you see yonder cloud...
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Troubled Pleasures: Writings on Politics, Gender, and Hedonism

Kate Soper - Social Science - 1990 - 294 pages
...undermining our powers of disbelief, 'Sometimes we see a cloud that's dragonish; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant...nod unto the world And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants. Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra ought to...
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Aesthetic Illusion: Theoretical and Historical Approaches

Frederick Burwick, Walter Pape, University of California (System). Humanities Research Institute - Aesthetics - 1990 - 478 pages
...climatological aspects involved in Cymbeline as a whole, see Zacharasiewicz: Klimatheorie, pp. 209 ff. A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain,...that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air. (IV.xiv.2— 6) Antony's dying words have a counterpart in those of Cleopatra (the recurrence of the...
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The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance

Eva T. H. Brann - Psychology - 1992 - 810 pages
...profusion: Sonic-time we see a cloud that's dragonish; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, A towered citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue...that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air. [Anthony and Cleopatra IV 14] Moreover, when such resemblances do occur, when the profile of a mountain...
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Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays ...

Janet Adelman - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 379 pages
...see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour sometime, like a bear, or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees...nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air. Thou hast seen these signs, They are black vesper's pageants. Eros Ay, my lord. Ant. That which is now a...
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Shakespearean Pragmatism: Market of His Time

Lars Engle - Drama - 1993 - 266 pages
...see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour sometime, like a bear, or lion, A towcr'd citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees...nod unto the world. And mock our eyes with air. Thou hast seen these signs, They are black vesper's pageants. Eros: Ay, my lord. Antony: That which is now...
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Antony and Cleopatra

Harley Granville-Barker - Shakespeare, William - 1993 - 147 pages
...we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees...nod unto the world And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants. EROS. Ay, my lord. ANT. That which is now...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - Fiction - 1993 - 141 pages
...we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, A towered citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees...nod unto the world And mock our eyes with air. Thou hast seen these signs; They are black Vesper's pageants." 7 EROS Ay, my lord. ANTONY That which is...
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Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion

Stewart Elliott Guthrie - Religion - 1995 - 670 pages
...we see a cloud that's dragonish; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendent rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees...that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air ... Major poets since Shakespeare also are rich and varied sources. Donne, for example, begins "The...
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Men in Women's Clothing: Anti-theatricality and Effeminization, 1579-1642

Laura Levine - Drama - 1994 - 185 pages
...body cannot hold its visible shape: ANTONY: Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapor sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant...nod unto the world And mock our eyes with air. Thou hast seen these signs, They are black vesper's pageants. EROS: Ay, my lord. ANTONY: That which is now...
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