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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: From the Text of Johnson, Stevens and Reed; with Glossarial ... - Page 162
by William Shakespeare - 1852
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Selected tales from Shakespeare [by] C. & M. Lamb, with extracts from the ...

Charles Lamb - 1908
...ever : when you sing, I'ld have you buy and sell so, so give alms, Pray so ; and, for the ordering5 your affairs, To sing them too : when you do dance,...so, And own no other function :' each your doing, So singular8 in each particular, Crowns what you are doing in the present deed, That9 all your acts are...
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The Tragedie of Ivlivs Csar: By Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1913 - 482 pages
...not in Shakespeare's latest and highest style. Now compare with this a passage from the W int. Tale: 'When you speak, sweet, I'd have you do it ever: when...move still, still so, and own No other function.' Here the workmanship seems to make and shape itself as it goes along, thought kindling thought, and...
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Studies in Shakespeare

Homer Baxter Sprague - Dramatists, English - 1916 - 220 pages
...much of admiration and love in Florizel's praise of Perdita! He thinks she is perfection: so do we. What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...still so, and own No other function. Each your doing Crowns what you are doing That all your acts are queens!34 How much of noblest indignation in Queen...
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A Shakspere Festival; Being a Fantasy of Mockery and Mirth Composed of ...

Sarah Emma Simons - 1916 - 64 pages
...I have seen them do In Whitsun pastorals: sure, this robe of mine Does change my disposition. Flor. What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that. Per. O Doricles, Your praises are too large. Flor. Now, come; our dance, I pray: Your hand, my Perdita....
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The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1995 - 151 pages
...have seen them do In Whitsun pastorals: sure, this robe of mine Does change my disposition. FLORIZEL What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...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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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...move still, still so, and own No other function.' Here the workmanship seems to make and shape itself as it goes along, thought kindling thought, and...
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 228 pages
...it 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,...still so. And own no other function; each your doing. Fluellen Fool So singular in each particular, Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds That all...
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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...the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that. (iv. iii. 137) This scene, with its springtime festivity, music and dance, is to be set against the...
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Shakespeare's Heroines

Anna Murphy Jameson - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 464 pages
...impression of her perfect beauty and airy elegance of demeanour is conveyed in two exquisite passages: What you do Still betters what is done. When you speak,...that; move still, still so, and own No other function. I take thy hand; this hand As soft as dove's down, and as white as it; Or Ethiopian's tooth, or the...
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The Granta Shakespeare the Winter's Tale

...corse : or if, — not to be buried, But quick and in mine arms. Come, take your flowers : Methinks I play as I have seen them do In Whitsun pastorals...affairs, To sing them too : when you do dance, I wish you 140 A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that ; move still, still so, And own no other...
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