Exploring The Waste Land
A note page linked from The Waste Land, Part II, line 77

Eliot's note for line 77

Cf. Antony and Cleopatra, II, ii 190.

Commentator's note

Eliot means compare:

Part I, line 77

To William Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, scene ii line 190 where Enobarbus begins his description of Antony and Cleopatra's first meeting:

The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne
Burned on the water . . .

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T 112 - Shakespeare, William
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T 20 - Cleopatra VII - Historical figure

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