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" In limning out a well-proportion'd steed, His art with nature's workmanship at strife, As if the dead the living should exceed ; So did this horse excel a common one In shape, in courage, colour, pace, and bone. "
The Retrospective Review - Page 384
1823
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The Complete Sonnets and Poems

William Shakespeare - Literary Collections - 2002 - 750 pages
...Polyluinmia 11590» it may be doubled here with its near synonym trappings in order to clarify the sense. 290 Look when a painter would surpass the life In limning out a well-proportioned steed, His art with nature's workmanship at strife, As if the dead the living should...
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Great Oxford: Essays on the Life and Work of Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of ...

Richard Malim - Aristocracy (Social class) - 2004 - 362 pages
...rivals nature but exceeds her: Look when a painter would surpass the life In limning out ]painting] a well-proportion'd steed, His art with nature's workmanship...common one In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone. (289-94) The alleged source of this digression is two passages in Book III of Virgil's Georgics (924;...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

William Shakespeare - Drama - 2011 - 704 pages
...trappings gay? He sees his love, and nothing else he sees, For nothing else with his proud sight agrees. Look when a painter would surpass the life In limning out a well-proportioned steed, 290 His art with Nature's workmanship at strife, As if the dead the living...
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Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 2007 - 296 pages
...trapping gay? He sees his love, and nothing else he sees, Nor nothing else with his proud sight agrees. Look, when a painter would surpass the life, In limning...short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long, Broad breast, full eye, small head, and nostril wide, High crest, short ears, straight legs, and passing strong, Thin...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 251 pages
...the commonplace in both substance and manner when, with considerable poise and authority, he says: Look when a painter would surpass the life In limning...one, In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone. (289-94) Art is able to present ideal images instead of reality at its most ordinary. In doing so,...
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Venus und Adonis und Tarquin und Lukrezia: in der Übersetzung von Heinrich ...

William Shakespeare - 2007 - 337 pages
...proud sight agrees. Look when a painter would surpass the life, 290 In limning out a well proportion'd steed His art with Nature's workmanship at strife,...[As if the dead the living should exceed -] So did his horse excell a common one In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone. 295 Round hooft, short jointed,...
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Shakespeare Lexicon, Volume 1

Alexander Schmidt - Reference - 2007 - 772 pages
...2, 99. Bone, 1) the solid part of the body: tires with her beak on feathers, ßesh and b. Ven. 56. so did this horse excel a common one, in shape,, in courage, colour, pace and b. 294. no hand of blood and b, R2 111,3,79. nerve and b. of Greece, Troil. 1,3,55. vigour oft. Ill,...
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The Gigantic Book of Horse Wisdom

Thomas Meagher - Nature - 2007 - 800 pages
...horses, that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i' the receiving earth. — WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE So did this horse excel a common one In shape, in courage, color, pace and bone. What a horse should have he did not lack, Save a proud rider on so proud a back....
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