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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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Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary: A Complete ..., Volume 1

Alexander Schmidt, Gregor Sarrazin - Literary Collections - 1971 - 1484 pages
...2, 99. Bone, 1) the solid part of the body: tires with her beak on feathers, flesh 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 III, 3, 79. nerve and b. of Greece, Troil. 1, 3, 55. vigour ofb....
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Elizabethan Popular Culture

Leonard R. N. Ashley - History - 1988 - 316 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, His art with nature's workmanship at strife, As if the dead the living should...
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The Poems: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Phoenix and the Turtle ...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1992 - 301 pages
...describing Adonis's horse: 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 exceedSo did this horse excel a common one, In shape, in courage, colour, pace, and bone, (289-94;...
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The Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1994 - 197 pages
...trapping 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-proportion 'd steed, His art with nature's workmanship at strife, As if the dead the living should...
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Shakespeare's Theory of Drama

Pauline Kiernan - Drama - 1998 - 218 pages
...deed was done. . . . So workmanly the blood and tears are drawn. ( Ind.ii.57; 61) in Venus and Adonis: Look when a painter would surpass the life In limning...at strife, As if the dead the living should exceed. (289-292) in Cymbeline: it was hang'd With tapestry of silk and silver, the story Proud Cleopatra,...
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The Narrative Poems

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1999 - 152 pages
...agrees is agreeable to Look when a painter would surpass the life 290 In limning out a well-proportioned steed, His art with nature's workmanship at strife,...should exceed; So did this horse excel a common one 294 In shape, in courage, color, pace and bone. 295 Round-hoofed, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and...
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Vénus et Adonis

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 87 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, His an with nature's workmanship at strife, As if the dead the living should...
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Rhetorica Movet: Studies in Historical and Modern Rhetoric in Honour of ...

Heinrich Franz Plett, Peter Lothar Oesterreich, Thomas O. Sloane - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 545 pages
...citing Peacham, Lyly, Angel Day and Haydocke.6 In Venus and Adonis, Shakespeare wrote of an "art w ith nature's workmanship at strife, / As if the dead the living should exceed" (291-92). In the introduction to The Taming of the Shrew Christopher Sly is promised a sight of pictures...
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A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Michael Hattaway - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 786 pages
...nothing else with his proud sight agrees' (l. 288-9). Like a painter trying to 'surpass the life', 'His art with Nature's workmanship at strife / As...should exceed: / So did this horse excel a common one' (ll. 291-3). The horse is both a worthy object of poetic description and a subject-creator of his passion,...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 15

Allardyce Nicoll - Drama - 2002 - 216 pages
...already (and more laboriously) expressed in the lines about the perfection of the young hunter's courser: Look, when a painter would surpass the life. In limning...at strife, As if the dead the living should exceed. (289-92) When it came to express the power of love, few 'exempla' were as classical and suggestive...
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