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" As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done :• Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright : To have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way ; For honour travels in a strait so narrow,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ... - Page 368
by William Shakespeare - 1813
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The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy

James C. Bulman - Drama - 1985 - 254 pages
...deeds, once forgotten, cannot maintain a hero in the public eye: Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honor bright; to have done is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mock'ry. Take the instant way .... (3.3.150-53) The devastating image of armor no longer in use clarifies...
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Society, Politics and Culture: Studies in Early Modern England

Mervyn James, Mervyn Evans James - History - 1988 - 485 pages
...it. In an honour society, violence, or the ever-present possibility of violence, was a way of life. Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...then the path, For emulation hath a thousand sons That one by one pursue. If you give way, Or hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an ent'red...
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Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1987 - 252 pages
...ingratitudes: Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devoured As fast as they are made, forgot as soon 150 As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour...then the path, For emulation hath a thousand sons, That one by one pursue; if you give way, Or hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an entered...
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Words: For Robert Burchfield's Sixty-fifth Birthday

Eric Gerald Stanley, Fellow and Tutor in English Language T F Hoad, T. F. Hoad - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1988 - 198 pages
...help provide the 'instant way' Ulysses goes on to prescribe as essential to keep 'honor bright', for 'to have done is to hang / Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail / In monumental mockery' (150- 3). The criteria for the continuum of adding and deleting — a process not unlike refuelling...
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Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century

Robert L. Benson, Giles Constable, Carol Dana Lanham, Charles Homer Haskins - Social Science - 1991 - 781 pages
...roles and ratios is suddenly succeeded by a new lineal world, as in Troilus and Cressida (III, iii) : Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait...then the path, For emulation hath a thousand sons That one by one pursue. If you give way, Or hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an ent'red...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 pages
...oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes. Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devoured As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done. Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honor bright; to have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mock'ry....
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Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior

Mark Goulston, Philip Goldberg - Psychology - 1996 - 177 pages
...sounds, tastes, smells and, most of all, feelings. Quitting Too Soon "Perseverance . . . keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail in monumental mockery. " —SHAKESPEARE Paul was smart, charming and highly energetic, a man with big ideas and the ability...
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Strands Afar Remote: Israeli Perspectives on Shakespeare

Avraham Oz - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 307 pages
...Achilles is now opposed. To Achilles" irritated query, "what, are my deeds forgot?" Ulysses responds: ... to have done is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. The present eye praises the present object. Then marvel not, thou great and complete man, That all...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Wherein he puts alms for oblivlon, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes. 10503 Troilus and Cressida Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright: to have done, is to hang Quite out of fashlon, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. 10504 Troilus and Cressida One touch of nature makes...
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Landmarks in English Literature

Philip Gaskell - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 173 pages
...a great-sized monster Of ingratitudes. Those scraps are good deeds past. Which are devour'd as soon as they are made. Forgot as soon as done. Perseverance,...is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail 1n monumental mock'rv. Take the instant way. For honour travels in a strait so narrow, Where one but...
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