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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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Patterns in Shakespearian Tragedy

Irving Ribner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 224 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...thief: The laws, your curb and whip, in their rough power Have uncheck'd theft. (IV.iii.43 8-47) The visit of the Poet and the Painter emphasizes Timon's...
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The Story of the Night: Studies in Shakespeare's Major Tragedies

John Holloway - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 187 pages
...attraction Robs the vast sea ; the moon's an arrant thief, And lier pate fife sh« SMtdlK fPflffl tllO M\ The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves The...earth's a thief, That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n From general excrement — each thing's a thief. (IV. iii. 434) It is also clear that the play...
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Loving Dr. Johnson

Helen Deutsch - History - 2005 - 322 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. (4.3.435-40) This motif of resemblance as both theft and transformation (staged by Nabokov/Shade's...
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Idioms of Self-interest: Credit, Identity, and Property in English ...

Jill Phillips Ingram - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 182 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 power...
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Shakespeare Lexicon, Volume 1

Alexander Schmidt - Reference - 2007 - 772 pages
...Excommnnicatf an, Dogberry's blunder for examination; Ado HI, 6, 69. Excrement, 1) alvine discharges: the earth's a thief, that feeds and breeds by a composture stolen from general в. Tim. IV, 3, 445. 2) that which grows out of the body, hair, beard: why is Time such a niggard of...
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