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" I'll example you with thievery: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun: The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears: the earth's... "
Dick Turpin - Page 111
by Henry Downes Miles - 1840 - 323 pages
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Nabokov's "Pale Fire": The Magic of Artistic Discovery

Brian Boyd - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 320 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. . . . But Nabokov steals from his speech to express not Timon's contempt for universal thievery but...
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The Gift in Sixteenth-century France

Natalie Zemon Davis - History - 2000 - 185 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement — each thing's a thief. The laws, your curb and whip, in their rough...
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The Tragedie of Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...to read exposure. We have, however, other words of a similar formation in these plays. So in Timon: 'The earth's a thief That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen From general excrement,' IV, iii, 444. [In answer to the implied question in the foregoing it may be said that the NED quotes...
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Il dono. Vita familiare e relazioni pubbliche nella Francia del cinquecento

Natalie Zemon Davis - Family & Relationships - 2002 - 228 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pate fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gcn'ral excrement — each thing's a thief. The laws, your curb and whip, in their rough...
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Shakespearian Production: With Especial Reference to the Tragedies

George Wilson Knight - Literary Collections - 2002 - 323 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea. The moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun. The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From general excrement: each thing's a thief . . . He points to moon, sea, and earth in turn;...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea. The moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun, The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement. Each thing's a thief. (IV.iii.438-45) We have to encroach on others...
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Disappearing Cryptography: Information Hiding : Steganography & Watermarking

Peter Wayner - Computers - 2002 - 413 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun: The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The moon into salt tears. . . —William Shakespeare in Timons of Athens • The Disguise. Grammar-based mimicry can be quite...
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Ceres Storm

David Herter - Fiction - 2001 - 256 pages
...she began, with admirable assurance. " 'The moon's an errant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun. The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves the moon into salt tears Daric remembered the white light in Myiepa, how it rushed through the trees when he spoke Grandpapa's...
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Shakespeare and Domestic Loss: Forms of Deprivation, Mourning, and Recuperation

Heather Dubrow - Drama - 2004 - 260 pages
...his great attraction Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun; The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement. (IV.iii.436-442) This type of uncontrolled breeding is especially germane...
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Studying Shakespeare: A Guide to the Plays

Laurie Maguire - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 260 pages
...motivated by gain. As Timon, at his nadir, points out, greed is the universe's operating principle: The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From gen'ral excrement; each thing's a thief. The laws, your curb and whip, in their rough power...
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